October 1, 2001
October 1, 2001
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."
Crome is an English country house to which Denis, an intensely self-conscious youth and would-be poet, goes to join a house party populated by a collection of eccentrics, spiritualists, psychoanalysands, aesthetes, and Communists. Denis falls in love with one of the guests but has an otherwise miserable time.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary, Classics, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Stages of Life, Types of Characters, Human Qualities + Behavior, Arts + Entertainment, Humorous Fiction, Settings, Conflicts + Dualities, Love + Relationships + Sex, General
- Language: English
- Author: Aldous Huxley
- Online Item #: 11793328
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-9297
- ISBN: 9781564783042
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported