WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MALCOLM BRADBURY
Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of ‘bright young things’. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of outlandish guests whose intrigues and opinions ensure Denis’s attemps to woo the young Anne Wimbush are met with every possible obstacle.
First published in 1921, Crome Yellow was Aldous Huxley’s much-acclaimed debut novel.
The tone of Huxley's story matches the title: it is a rich, full yellow which suggests the exhilarating glow of summer * Times Literary Supplement * With a strong, delightful and admirable talent for caricature, Huxley is at his entertaining best in his grimaces at modern movements and at the ridiculous earnestness of the young * Observer * I find it hard to keep my enthusiasm for Crome Yellow within decent bounds. It is at once irresistibly funny and shrewd in its criticisms of daily life * Daily Express * Delightful. Crome Yellow is witty, worldly and poetic * The Times *
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