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Crome Yellow : American Literature Series - Aldous Huxley

Crome Yellow

American Literature Series

By: Aldous Huxley, Michael Dirda (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2001
ISBN: 9781564783042
Number Of Pages: 152
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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 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 irnonic to be called satire and too scornful to be called irony."

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"Fine satirical writing. Crome Yellow is determinedly eccentric and unflaggingly delightful."--Bookman

ISBN: 9781564783042
ISBN-10: 1564783049
Series: American Literature Series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st September 2001
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.2

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