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