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In this, Crome presages Huxley’s extraordinary masterwork Brave New Worldwritten some 10 years later, and is well worth a read, if only to get a better feeling for the latter.

Huxley assembled a group of eccentric characters for a summer holiday at a country house. It takes place in a place called Crome. Apparently familiar with a variety of topics, Huxley rather ingeniously devised this “novel” to showcase huxleyy his knowledge and his wit.

He passes through the usual public school and the usual university and comes to London, where he lives among the artists. Nov 26, Sara G rated it really liked it Recommends it for: So I’m going to kill anyone who gives this book 5 stars or say that he even likes this review.

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’ — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats. To ask other readers questions about Crome Yellowplease sign up. That sounds like a criticism, but in fact this is a breezy and enjoyable read.


Dec 01, Rosianna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: So good work there Dalkey — thank you for helping me find my way, as always. His works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire, though he remains best known for one novel,….

Human contacts have been so highly valued in the past only because reading was not a common accomplishment and because books were scarce and difficult to reproduce. It chhrome to wear a little thin.

Higher Criticism has thus made the war possible; for it would be absolutely impossible for any Christian nation to wage war as Germany is waging it. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated hyxley under American literature,…. Asquithformer prime minister hux,ey still leader of the opposition at the time, thinly disguised as Mr. The cast of characters is bizarre, including: Scogan, a prophetic middle-aged man who guesses with alarming accuracy the type of novel that Denis is trying to write and alxous is basically the book Huxley does not want “Crome Yellow” to becomecausing Denis to swear-off the book entirely.

It I downloaded this ages ago to my Kindle, along with many other titles from the “” list, and by the time I happened to select it, I had entirely forgotten yelllow it was about.

I actually enjoyed it and when I thought of it on the whole it was quite a quirky gem. View all 9 comments. In his desultory pursuit of her, he ignores an attempt by the equally attractive Mary Bracegirdle to get to know him better.


Yllow must read for Huxley fans. Barbecue-Smith, the cynical Mr. Scogan, one of the characters, describes an “impersonal generation” of the future that will “take the place of Nature’s hideous system. However the novel is not without its poignant moments.

Open Preview See a Problem? And then Huxley proceeds to write a parody of just such a novel.

Crome Yellow

Many more interesting characters which make this holiday quite strange. Quotes from Crome Yellow. Discussion for Crome Yellow. I wouldn’t recommend this book to people who like action packed plot driven stories, you will not enjoy this.

All the trains — the few that there were — stopped at all the stations. Reading it today was alcous altogether different experience inasmuch as all that changes my life has undergone during the intervening decades.

His project doesn’t fail though, because the writing is wonderful.

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Discussion for Crome Yellow 4 49 Feb 09, In these stories, it is evident and some have more of this extreme compared to other characters. Huxley assembled a group of eccen To me, the name Aldous Huxley has always been synonymous with “one-hit wonder”. His feelings are unrequited, as Anne is more interested chrime the temperamental French painter Gombauld.