Crome Yellow

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Dalkey Archive Press, 1921 - Fiction - 152 pages
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On vacation from school, Denis goes to stay at Crome, an English country house inhabitated by several of Huxley's most outlandish characters--from Mr. Barbecue-Smith, who writes 1,500 publishable words an hour by "getting in touch" with his "subconscious," to Henry Wimbush, who is obsessed with writing the definitive HISTORY OF CROME. Denis's stay proves to be a disaster amid his weak attempts to attract the girl of his dreams and the ridicule he endures regarding his plan to write a novel about love and art. Lambasting the post-Victorian standards of morality, CROME YELLOW is a witty masterpiece that, in F. Scott Fitzgerald's words, "is too irnonic to be called satire and too scornful to be called irony."

 

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User Review  - Roxana-Mălina Chirilă - Goodreads

I once ran into a self-entitled "spiritual leader" (who had managed to convince thousands that he was, in fact, a spiritual leader, who believed that this book represented reality. "You will read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Randy Reus - Goodreads

This is Huxley's first novel, and it shows, but it's still a fairly entertaining affair. Similar to Faulkner's first, Mosquitoes, it is written from the point of view of a young, struggling author ... Read full review

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About the author (1921)

Aldous Huxley, was a British writer. He was born on July 26, 1894 and died on November 22, 1963. He would become most specifically known to the public for his novels. Point Counter Point, Antic Hay and Crome Yellow are available from Dalkey Archive Press.

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