Huxley mocks the fads, foibles and spirit of his time with an unsurpassed wit and brilliance
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MALCOLM BRADBURY
Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of 'bright young things'. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of colourful guests whose intrigues and opinions ensure Denis's stay is a memorable one. First published in 1921, Crome Yellow was Aldous Huxley's much-acclaimed debut novel.
"Delightful. Crome Yellow is witty, worldly and poetic" - The Times
"I find it hard to keep my enthusiasm for Crome Yellow within decent bounds. It is at once irresistibly funny and shrewd in its criticisms of daily life" - Daily Express
"With a strong, delightful and admirable talent for caricature, Huxley is at his entertaining best in his grimaces at modern movements and at the ridiculous earnestness of the young" - Observer
"The tone of Huxley's story matches the title: it is a rich, full yellow which suggests the exhilarating glow of summer" - Times Literary Supplement