Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley [U.K. TRADE PAPERBACK] 2004 • Vintage

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Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley 


with intro by Malcolm Bradbury.

Book is in very good condition.  Mild shelf wear to cover; mostly to edges.  Reads like new. 

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."