Crome Yellow

Coleman Dowell Literature Series
Aldous Huxley
Introduction by Michael Dirda

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.”

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Introduction by Michael Dirda
Publication: Coleman Dowell Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 152
ISBN-13: 9781564783042
GTIN13: 9781564783042
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Language: eng
List price: $13.95