- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Signet (October 1, 1970)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451042395
- ISBN-13: 978-0451042392
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,943,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This story is basically a tale of the clash of sexual mores (pre and post WW 2) in England, the old male versus female outlooks on sex told with all the insight and biting observations, that Amis displayed in Lucky Jim, minus the faces. If you hated or were embarrassed by Doris Day-Rock Hudson movies, this is the perfect tonic.
perception of humour has changed. The story of the book is a man's relentless pursuit of a young maiden. It concludes when he achieves his goal when the girl is dead-drunk. Funny?