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Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation was a great chronicler of the fads and absurdities of his age, and Girl, 20 is a delightfully incisive dissection of the flower-power phase of the 1960s.

Amis’s antihero, Sir Roy Vandervane, a conductor and composer who bears more than a passing resemblance to Leonard Bernstein, is a pillar of the establishment who has fallen hard for protest, bellbottoms, and the electric guitar. And since vain Sir Vandervane is a great success, he is also free to pursue his greatest failing: a taste for younger and younger women.

Highborn hippie Sylvia—not, in fact, twenty—is his latest infatuation and a threat to his whole family, from his drama-queen wife, Kitty, to Penny, his long-suffering daughter.

All this is recounted by Douglas Yandell, a music critic with his own love problems, who finds that he too has a part in this story of botched artistry, bumbling celebrity, and scheming family, in a time that, for all its high-minded talk, is as low and dishonest as any other.

About the Author(s) of Girl, 20

Kingsley Amis is the author of Girl, 20

Kingsley Amis’s (1922-1995) works take a humorous yet highly critical look at British society, especially in the period following the end of the Second World War. Born in London, Amis explored his disillusionment in novels such as That Uncertain Feeling (1955). His other works include The Green Man (1970), Stanley and the Women (1984), and The Old Devils (1986), which won the Booker Prize. Amis also wrote poetry, criticism and short stories. He received a knighthood in 1990.

Girl, 20 Full Details

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Length8 hours
AuthorKingsley Amis
PublisherBlackstone Publishing
Release dateNovember 01, 2022
ISBN9798212185431

Subjects

According to Blackstone Publishing, the Publisher of Girl, 20 Audiobook, Girl, 20 includes the following subjects: humor, satire, philanderer, 1960s, England, Britain, hippie, hippies, counter-culture, counterculture, 54 year old man, satiric, satirical The BISAC Subject Code is

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The imprint is Blackstone Publishing. It is supplied by Blackstone Publishing. The ISBN-13 is 9798212185431.

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