A long this particular stretch of line no express had ever passed. All the trains—the few that there were—stopped at all the stations. Denis knew the names of those stations by heart. Camlet was where he always got out, leaving the train to creep indolently onward, goodness only knew whither, into the green heart of England.
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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley. Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley. 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, publishable words an hour by "getting in touch" with his "subconscious," to Henry Wimbush, who is obsessed with writing the definitive "History of Crome.
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.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 10th by Dover Publications first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Crome Yellow , please sign up. Will I be dissapointed with this after reading Brave New World? The Usual If you want more of the same, then yes; Crome Yellow is a very different beast and is driven much more by characters and humour than by ideas.
If, on …more If you want more of the same, then yes; Crome Yellow is a very different beast and is driven much more by characters and humour than by ideas. If, on the other hand, you like Huxley for the clarity of his prose, and you aren't too fussed about plot then by all means give it a go - pay attention to Mr Scogan as you'll find some of his pronouncements oddly familiar.
What is the significance of the title? Is it a reference to a color of oil paint? And thus, a suggestion that the author is painting a portrait? Bogdan Crome is the estate where action takes place. Maybe it's a play of words. See 2 questions about Crome Yellow….
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Crome Yellow. Dec 04, Duane rated it really liked it Shelves: rated-books , english-calssics , book-challenge , reviewed-books , guardian I had to check the cover to make sure this was indeed a Huxley novel.
It is his first novel, published in , a full decade before Brave New World. Garsington was a haven for a group of writers that inclided Huxley, D. Lawrence, T. Eliot, and others. Cromes fictional characters were much less distinguished, and Lady Morrell was deeply offended by the portrayal.
Even though Chrome Yellow is very different than Brave New World, one of the characters makes a fleeting reference to a future society much like Huxley would later write of in BNW. View 1 comment. Jul 16, Jonfaith rated it really liked it Recommended to Jonfaith by: Jim.
Words - I wonder if you can realize how much I love them. You are too much preoccupied with mere things and ideas and people to understand the full beauty of words.
Your mind is not a literary mind. Goodreads is but a sea of possibilities, rife with points of contact albeit drifting and bobbing. Too often I don't hear the calls across the foamy expanses. It is with relief and gratitude that I thank Jim Paris for suggesting this novel. Crome Yellow is Huxley's first novel. It has wit and snark. It Words - I wonder if you can realize how much I love them.
It overflows with pain and self-deprecation. It takes place in a place called Crome. It involves a bank holiday and there are references to oysters. Nov 26, Sara G rated it really liked it Recommends it for: fans of British manor lit, British satire. Shelves: english-literature , dalkey-archive. I had never read any of Huxley's novels other than Brave New World, and was surprised to find that his first novel, Crome Yellow, is quite far from a sci-fi novel, being instead of the species of British manor satires that seem to make up about half of the novels in the English language.
Not only this, but the back of the book says that even less happens than is normal in these novels. That didn't exactly sound like what I wanted to read on a weekend night, but it was already in my hand so I cra I had never read any of Huxley's novels other than Brave New World, and was surprised to find that his first novel, Crome Yellow, is quite far from a sci-fi novel, being instead of the species of British manor satires that seem to make up about half of the novels in the English language.
That didn't exactly sound like what I wanted to read on a weekend night, but it was already in my hand so I cracked it open, sniffed the book odor, sneezed, and then began reading. And I think it's fantastic. Yes, nothing happens, even less than usual. It's one of these novels that a young person writes about young people expressing enormous thoughts in tiny conversations. As Mr. Scogan bemoans in the novel, "Why will young men continue to write about things so entirely uninteresting as the mentality of adolescents and artists?
His project doesn't fail though, because the writing is wonderful. Each turn of phrase is a treasure. And there's a story about a pack of hunting dogs except all of the dogs are pugs.
Yes, it's about a few people in a manor talking about poetry to make their lives seem more important. But it's hilarious. And wry. And erudite. And totally worth reading no matter what the blurb on the back of the book leads you to think. Sadly, this book has not withstood the test of time. May 30, Cecily rated it did not like it Shelves: overrated.
A country house weekend, but like Island, the plot, such as it is, just seems an excuse to contrive situations for various cardboard characters to pontificate about life, philosophy, culture etc, rather than the driving force. View all 9 comments. Shelves: favourite-books. My friend Celia is a huge Huxley fan, so some time ago I bought a copy of Crome Yellow but never really had an awful lot of time to read it. Last week, I dove in, and absolutely adore it. It's the Great Gatsby of the United Kingdom, a novel entrenched in s high society lifestyles, of dinner parties and estates.
Huxley focuses most directly on Denis, a struggling poet who cannot quite grasp the art of writing something up to par, nor can he win the heart of the young lady he has fallen for. W My friend Celia is a huge Huxley fan, so some time ago I bought a copy of Crome Yellow but never really had an awful lot of time to read it. What was most exceptional about this novel, to me at least, was the time Huxley dedicates to presenting each character and the care with which he does it.
Henry Wimbush is perhaps my favourite of the lot, a man fascinated by tales of his ancestry, tales as often filled with disappointment and melancholy as with luck and prosperity, but above all, with a subtle humour that almost tickles. I recommend this novel without hesitation and look forward to reading more of Huxley's work.
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Chrome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
Crome Yellow , first novel by Aldous Huxley , published in The book is a social satire of the British literati in the period following World War I. Crome Yellow revolves around the hapless love affair of Denis Stone, a sensitive poet, and Anne Wimbush. Her uncle, Henry Wimbush, hosts a party at his country estate, Crome Yellow, that brings together a humorous coterie of characters. Crome Yellow.
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Doran Company in Though a social satire of its time, it is still appreciated and has been adapted to different media. Crome Yellow was written during the summer of in the Tuscan seaside resort of Forte dei Marmi and published in November of that year. In view of its episodic nature, the novel was described in The Spectator as "a Cubist Peacock". There is little plot development. Indeed, H. Mencken questioned whether its comedy of manners could be called a novel at all but hailed with delight the author's "shrewdness, ingenuity, sophistication, impudence, waggishness and contumacy.