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Lucky Jim – Chapter 1

Summary Chapter 1 Professor Ned Welch and Jim Dixon walk together across the campus of a small English college. Welch is in the middle of a tedious story, and Dixon mentally expresses disgust while remaining outwardly interested. Welch is Dixons direct superior in the Department of History and will affect whether or not Dixon remains …

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Lucky Jim – Chapter 2

Summary Dixon and Margaret have a drink at the Oak Lounge down the road from the Welch residence. Margaret is in the middle of explaining to Dixon her emotions during her suicide attempt. The suicide attempt was unsuccessful because Margarets neighbor, Wilson, came in to complain about the high volume of her wireless radio, and …

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Lucky Jim – Chapter 3

Summary Michie, a history student, stops Dixon to inquire about the syllabus for Dixons special honors subject course in the following fall. Dixon claims the papers are in his room, but he has not actually worked out what he will be teaching. Dixon is planning his special subject in to attract a sufficient number of …

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Lucky Jim – Chapter 4

Summary The madrigal singing session at the Welches amateur music weekend is underway. Dixon has claimed to be able to sight-read music and the others have forced him to participate in the singing. Dixon lays low under the cover of another tenor and History department colleague, Cecil Goldsmith, for a song. Just as Dixons lack …

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Lucky Jim – Chapter 5

Summary Dixon struggles back up the Welches driveway after drinking far more than he planned at a country pub. He scouts the perimeter of the house for a way in and notices, through a window, Bertrand Welch embracing Carol Goldsmith. After an initial pang of pity for Cecil Goldsmith, Carols husband, Dixon attempts to forget …

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