Crome Yellow

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Huxley mocks the fads, foibles and spirit of his time with an unsurpassed wit and brilliance

Subject: Classics
Crome Yellow, Aldous Huxley


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.

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  • Paperback
    $14.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780099461890
    Published: 01/04/2004
    Imprint: Vintage Classics
    Extent: 192 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781407020938
    Published: 01/09/2010
    Imprint: Vintage Digital
    Extent: 192 pages
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"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