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Crome Yellow (British Literature)

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Written when he was twenty-seven, Huxley's first novel is a cursory exploration into many of the thematic elements that would later mark his literary ouevre (existentialism, mysticism, modernism, etc). Set in early twentieth century England, on the manorial Crome estate, this scathing satire of wealth, aristocracy, and effete intellectualism is both a vivid character study and a commentary on excessive morality. Never at a loss for wit, Huxley crafts the remarkable tale of three wordsmiths brought together for a sultry summer sojourn of lazy afternoon antics and amorous longings. Comedy, romance, and scads of memorable personalities make this a potable, albeit often overlooked, title from one of England's greatest writers.
Recommended by Jeremy, Powells.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564783042
Author:
Huxley, Aldous
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Introduction by:
Dirda, Michael
Introduction:
Dirda, Michael
Author:
Dirda, Michael
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
England
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Series:
Coleman Dowell British literature series
Series Volume:
no. 27
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.03x5.55x.45 in. .44 lbs.

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Written when he was twenty-seven, Huxley's first novel is a cursory exploration into many of the thematic elements that would later mark his literary ouevre (existentialism, mysticism, modernism, etc). Set in early twentieth century England, on the manorial Crome estate, this scathing satire of wealth, aristocracy, and effete intellectualism is both a vivid character study and a commentary on excessive morality. Never at a loss for wit, Huxley crafts the remarkable tale of three wordsmiths brought together for a sultry summer sojourn of lazy afternoon antics and amorous longings. Comedy, romance, and scads of memorable personalities make this a potable, albeit often overlooked, title from one of England's greatest writers.

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