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Crome yellow

Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Chicago : Dalkey Archive Press, 2001.
Series: Coleman Dowell British literature series.; Coleman Dowell series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Dalkey Archive edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldous Huxley
ISBN: 1564783049 9781564783042
OCLC Number: 46769779
Description: x, 152 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Coleman Dowell British literature series.; Coleman Dowell series.
Responsibility: Aldous Huxley ; introduction by Michael Dirda.

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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."

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

 
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