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Crome Yellow
     

Crome Yellow

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by Aldous Huxley, United Holdings Group
 

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Crome Yellow is a classic satire written by Aldous Huxley and first published in 1921. 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

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Crome Yellow is a classic satire written by Aldous Huxley and first published in 1921. 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. Aldous Huxley's first novel, Crome Yellow, was published in 1921, and, as a comedy of manners and ideas, its relatively realistic setting and format may come as a surprise to fans of his later works such as Point Counter Point and Brave New World. Some who know only Brave New World may not know that as a 16 year-old planning to enter medicine, Aldous Huxley was stricken by a serious eye disease which left him temporarily blind, and which derailed what certainly would have been a prominent career as a physician or scientist. Crome Yellow has often been called "witty," as well as "talky," and it certainly owes as much to Vanity Fair as it may, surprisingly to some, owe to Tristram Shandy, although one might think that characters such as Mr. Barbecue-Smith and his remarkable writing theories could have some literary antecedents in Lawrence Sterne. 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."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013681743
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
325 KB

Meet the Author

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was an English novelist, poet, essayist, and dramatist best known for his dystopian 1932 book Brave New World, set in a prescient, futuristic London and long a staple of middle-school curricula. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the preeminent intellectuals of his era and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven separate years.

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Crome Yellow (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
TheIntelligentShadeOfBlue More than 1 year ago
Crome Yellow, set in England in the 1920s, chronologues the fictitious summer holiday of Denis, a young, educated British poet, at the small town of Crome. The book lacks in sensory appeal, and could do with much better character development. That having been said, the book repeatedly appeals to and entertains the mind with its infusions of poetry, philosophy, and oblique examinations of social processes. This book lacks the compelling storytelling and vivid imagination of Brave New World, but is nonetheless a good offering for a first full-length novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good scan of this book. Very well-written even though it was his first book. A classic.
Munningss_SCapingReality More than 1 year ago
The scan on this free book produced an unreadable set of pages.