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Crome yellow / Aldous Huxley

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria F HUX (Text) 37521530772906 AMPL Adult New Fiction Shelf Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781492723851 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1492723851 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 132 pages ; 24 cm
  • Manufacturer: Lexington, KY : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], 2016

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Summary, etc.: On vacation from school, Denis goes to stay at Crome, an English country house inhabited 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 ironic to be called satire and too scornful to be called irony."
Subject: Intellectuals > Fiction.
Country homes > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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