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Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
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Crome Yellow (1921)

by Aldous Huxley

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Chapter XX.

Enough said.

But, to say a bit more, i now want to read all the Huxley books, in date order.

things to explore: use of color/ spritual + mysticism/ HOME/ words + writing=love/ peacock ( )
  little_boots | Dec 31, 2016 |
Clever, arguably too clever, since sometimes it's hard to keep track of who's doing what and why. Some great scenes, though. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Jul 3, 2016 |
Dennis Stone, a pale frustrated student come poet visits Henry Wimbush at his estate. He dearly loves Anne but she feels he is just a thin youth. The book revolves around the life of a great estate, the eccentric gentry and the peasants in the village nearby. Dennis is so replete with ennui and spinelessness that he needs Mary to help him plan an escape from his scheduled visit. 2 stars shouldn’t be on the list. Why is this drivel on this list? ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
A light, rather tedious comedy of manners (and disjointed novel of ideas) set in the English countryside post WW1. I much prefer Huxley after he experimented with mind-expanding drugs... ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
This is a solidly written novel with moments of humor and insight but overall a tad boring. ( )
  Lynsey2 | Jan 15, 2016 |
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Along this particular stretch of line no express had ever passed.
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Human contacts have been so highly valued in the past only because reading was not a common accomplishment.... The world, you must remember, is only just becoming literate. As reading becomes more and more habitual and widespread, an ever-increasing number of people will discover that books will give them all the pleasures of social life and none of its intolerable tedium.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486436632, Paperback)

A comical cast of outlandish characters has gathered in the small English town of Crome for a social outing at the estate of Henry Wimbush. Among the odd, learned guests are a highly prolific writer; an idealist with plans for a "Rational State"; and a sensitive poet haplessly in love with Wimbush's niece.

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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 chrome. 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, Chrome yello 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."… (more)

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