Crome Yellow (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

Crome Yellow (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Aldous Huxley
     
 

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Since its initial publication in 1921, Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow has delighted readers with its ironic wit aimed at a diverse carnival of pretentious British upper-class characters. Huxley's satiric novel exposes the social hypocrisy of a rigidly class-conscious British establishment that was trying to forget World War I had ever happened. His characters

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Since its initial publication in 1921, Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow has delighted readers with its ironic wit aimed at a diverse carnival of pretentious British upper-class characters. Huxley's satiric novel exposes the social hypocrisy of a rigidly class-conscious British establishment that was trying to forget World War I had ever happened. His characters hide their insecurities behind masks of pseudo-intellectuality. Even the book's title, Crome Yellow, is a clever metaphor inferring the stark differences between appearance and reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411429604
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
722,637
File size:
559 KB

Meet the Author

London-born Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963) was a poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and humanist philosopher. He attended Eton and Oxford and briefly taught at Eton before devoting himself solely to writing. Crome Yellow's critical success earned him advances for future novels, and his fifth novel was Brave New World (1932), which is one of the most read books in literary history.

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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.