The bestselling story of Joe Lampton, the original 'angry young man'. A cult novel depicting 1950s Yorkshire, Room at the Top was adapted into an Academy Award winning film in 1959.
"A harsh, accurate, powerful piece of story-telling" C. P. Snow Tribune
The Angry Young Men movement, featuring such stars as Kingsley Amis, is perfectly illustrated through the iconic figure of Joe Lampton.
The ruthlessly ambitious Joe Lampton rises swiftly from the petty bureaucracy of local government into the unfamiliar world of inherited wealth, fast cars and glamorous women.
But the price of success is high, and betrayal and tragedy strike as Joe pursues his goals.