Crome Yellow [NOOK Book]

Overview

On vacation from school, Denis goes to stay at Crome, an English country house inhabited 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. ...
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Crome Yellow

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Overview

On vacation from school, Denis goes to stay at Crome, an English country house inhabited 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 ironic to be called satire and too scornful to be called irony."
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Huxley launched his career as a novelist with this 1921 effort in which a student named Denys spends his holiday in an English country house located in the small town of Crome. Denys encounters many unusual residents, including a girl who quickly steals his heart. Not one of Huxley's major efforts, this is mostly for laughs. This edition includes a new introduction by Michael Dirda. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Fine satirical writing. Crome Yellow is determinedly eccentric and unflaggingly delightful." -- Bookman

Dalkey Archive Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781291535723
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/25/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 555,858
  • File size: 393 KB

Meet the Author

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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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    CJ

    Hangs from a tree before she jumps up and floats

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Don't Bother

    The scan on this free book produced an unreadable set of pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Arianna

    Whatcha doin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Gloom

    *ducks...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Katana

    Ugh... Can you guys advertise for this RP? I have to take a shower.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Briana

    Eh..........?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Katana

    Shadow, xD<br>Gloom, Ok then.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Katana

    *he shrugs.* (Who are you, then?)

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Katana

    xD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Shadow

    "THE BIRD IS MINE"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Shadow to Le Ladiezzz.

    Winks. "Sorry. I Have Something In My Eye." Twitches. "Wanna Be A Modell!?"

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Tayler

    *she shrugs* Eh, love me or hate me, either way im on your mind. *she skips out*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Katana

    Bria, leave him alone... *he sits down on a frozen block of carbon dioxide.*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Gloom

    It swings from a branch, upside-down by its legs.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Shadow

    Takes Pictures Of His Toe. "Not Bad."

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Frost

    Wow flying wolf never seen that cool

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Blood

    Good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Ava

    Was anyone going to tell me they moved here or were you all waiting for me to figure ot out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Courtney

    Sorry my wifi was out!!! What i miss?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Katana

    *he watches Gloom.*

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