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I Want It Now
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  • Published: 20 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141194257
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99
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 With his unerring eye for absurdity and class satire Kingsley Amis shows us what happens when money meets naked ambition. 

The quickest way to get rich is to marry someone rich, but how do you do this if you aren't yet rich? TV chat-show host Ronnie Appleyard is preoccupied with this question as he pursues wealthy heiress Simona Quick over two continents in the company of braying aristocrats, Greek shipping magnates, American dandies and the dreaded mother-in-law to be. But as he comes closer to his prize other questions present themselves. Is the androgenous Simona really worth it? Why doesn't she like sex? Is it possible to drink all day? With his unerring eye for absurdity and class satire Kingsley Amis shows us what happens when money meets naked ambition.

  • Pub date: 20 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141194257
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis has been described as 'the finest English comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century'. Born in 1922, he wrote over twenty novels, including Lucky Jim (1954), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction, The Old Devils (1986), which won the Booker Prize, and The Biographer's Moustache (1995). He also published several collections of short stories, poetry and non-fiction. Amis was awarded a CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in 1995.

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