Crome Yellow

Crome Yellow

by Aldous Huxley
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Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

Crome Yellow is the first novel by British author Aldous Huxley. It was published in 1921. In the book, Huxley satirises the fads and fashions of the time. It is the witty story of a house party at "Crome" (a lightly veiled reference to Garsington Manor, a house where authors such as Huxley and T. S. Eliot used to gather and write). We hear the history of the house from Henry Wimbush, its owner and self-appointed historian; apocalypse is prophesied, virginity is lost, and inspirational aphorisms are gained in a trance. Our hero, Denis Stone, tries to capture it all in poetry and is disappointed in love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012667588
Publisher: Hester Press
Publication date: 04/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 477 KB

About the Author

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an
English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous
Huxley family. He spent the later part of his life in the United
States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963.
Best known for his novels including Brave New World and
wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories,
poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Aldous Huxley
was a humanist and pacifist, and he was latterly interested in
spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical
mysticism. He is also well known for advocating and taking
psychedelics. By the end of his life Huxley was considered, in some
academic circles, a leader of modern thought and an intellectual of
the highest rank.

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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.