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Aldous Huxley - Crome Yellow (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.45
SKU B002066
Synopsis

This, his first novel, Crome Yellow, is quite far from a sci-fi novel, being instead of the species of British manor satires.

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."

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good (Very slight tanning only)
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1921 (This Edition 1994 - Flamingo Modern Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780006547297
  • SKU : B002066
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : £5.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"I dove in, and absolutely adore it. It's the Great Gatsby of the United Kingdom, a novel entrenched in 1920s high society lifestyles, of dinner parties and estates." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly fifty books - both novels and non-fiction works - as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with an undergraduate degree in English literature.