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One Fat Englishman
  • Published: 29 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141961842
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

One Fat Englishman



Amis's hilarious satire on Anglo-American relations, part of a new series of reissues of his work in Penguin Modern Classics

Brimming with gluttony, booze and lust, Roger Micheldene is loose in America. Supposedly visiting Budweiser University to make deals for his publishing firm in England, Roger instead sets out to offend all he meets and to seduce every woman he encounters. But his American hosts seem made of sterner stuff. Who will be Roger's undoing? Irving Macher, the young author of an annoyingly brilliant first novel? Father Colgate, the priest who suggests that Roger's soul is in torment? Or will it be his married ex-lover Helene? One thing is certain - Roger is heading for a terrible fall.Outrageously funny and irreverent, One Fat Englishman (1963) is a devastating satire on Anglo-American relations.With a new introduction by David Lodge.

  • Published: 29 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141961842
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

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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