One Fat Englishman. – Amis, Kingsley.

Amis, Kingsley.


Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1963 (First Edition- First impression)
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8vo, XVII 192pp. Hardcover, red cloth boards and spine in excellent condition with a non price-clipped yellow d/w with scuffing and minor tears at edges and corners, now protected in clear archival covering, text is in very good condition devoid of any internal markings or damage though early tanning of the textblock is becoming evident. Overall the book is in a near-fine state. Amis’s classic comic novel has the male subject overwhelmed by gluttony, booze and lust (much like Amis himself apparently), running loose in America, Supposedly visiting Budweiser University to make deals for his English publisher, he in fact sets out to offend all he meets and seduce every woman he encounters. But his American hosts are made of sterner stuff and a number of characters are introduced, any of whom could be his eventual downfall. The author’s fifth novel.