AMIS, Kingsley. One Fat Englishman. New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1964.
8vo., original blue cloth with lettering in silver to spine; comic pictorial dust wrapper by Janet Halverson; pp.192; a few small white spots to boards; slightly bumped to corners with mild compression to head and foot of spine; wrapper with a little creasing, chipping and tears repaired with tape; spine slightly sunned; a little spotting to fore-edge and slight lean; good overall and uncommon with this wrapper.
First US edition. Inscribed by Kingsley Amis "Rousing cheers to Rob, Nadia, Claire from good old Kingsley 1963."
Possibly partly auto-biographical, Roger Micheldene is one of Amis’ most unpleasant protagonists. The novel, set in the 1950s, shows him crashing drunkenly into the consumerist 1960s in a devastating satire on Anglo-American relations.
“Mr. Amis is a subtle writer…. He has managed to write a commentary on America without seeming to write a commentary on America.” (Washington Post)