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  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446414576
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

The Green Man




'Contains all the best and familiar Amis qualities - including superb sexual comedy' Sunday Times

Like all good coaching inns, The Green Man is said to boast a resident ghost: Dr Thomas Underhill, a notorious seventeenth-century practitioner of black arts and sexual deviancy. However, the landlord, Maurice Allington, is the sole witness to the renaissance of the malevolent Underhill. Led by an anxious desire to vindicate his sanity, Allington strives to uncover the key to Underhill's satanic powers. All while the skeletons in Allington's own cupboard rattle to get out.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446414576
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

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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Praise for The Green Man

“A marvellous ghost story, shimmering with panic”

Irish Times

“A splendid chiller [and] extremely funny book... Indeed, the success of this novel depends very much on the balance that Amis maintains between laughter and fear”

New York Times

“Contains all the best and familiar Amis qualities - including superb sexual comedy.”

Sunday Times


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