On vacation from school, Denis goes to stay at Crome, an English country house inhabitated 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 irnonic to be called satire and too scornful to be called irony."
|Grouped Work ID||464e4480-4408-873f-a5c4-53152db208d3|
|Grouping Title||crome yellow|
|Grouping Author||huxley aldous|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-20 22:42:49PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-20 23:41:25PM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|
A satirical account of English society in the early 20th century, Crome Yellow is Aldous Huxley's first novel. Henry Wimbush is the owner of Crome, a stately manor house, and the host of a large party. His guests take advantage of his hospitality, pursuing their own romantic, political, and social agendas. Denis Stone, the hero of the tale, attempts to record the events of the party in poetry even as his own romantic plans go awry. A send-up of the traditional English country house novel, Crome Yellow contains thematic hints of Huxley's masterpiece to come, Brave New World.
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Country homes -- Fiction
England -- Fiction
Intellectuals -- Fiction
Crome yellow / Aldous Huxley ; introduction by Michael Dirda
Crome yellow [electronic resource] / Aldous Huxley