Lucky Jim | Study Guide

Kingsley Amis

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Overview

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Author

Kingsley Amis

Year Published

1954

Type

Novel

Genre

Comedy

Perspective and Narrator

Lucky Jim's events are seen through the eyes of James Dixon, the titular protagonist, in a close third-person point of view.

Tense

Lucky Jim is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The novel's title alludes to an old song: "Oh, lucky Jim, / How I envy him. / Oh, lucky Jim. / How I envy him." James "Jim" Dixon is a miserable man for much of the novel. Despite his incompetence and frustrations, he eventually lands the job and the woman of his dreams. This turn of events can only be chalked up to luck.

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