This title includes 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 colourful guests whose intrigues and opinions ensure Denis' stay is a memorable one.
First published in 1921, Crome Yellow was Aldous Huxley's much-acclaimed debut novel.
About the Author
Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, Crome Yellow (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925) and Point Counter Point (1928) - bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. For most of the 1920s Huxley lived in Italy and an account of his experiences there can be found in Along the Road (1925).
"Delightful. Crome Yellow is witty, worldly and poetic" The Times "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 "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 "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
Series: Vintage Classic Ser.
Published: 5th February 2004
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.142