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Huxley mocks the fads, foibles and spirit of his time with an unsurpassed wit and brilliance

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MALCOLM BRADBURY

Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of 'bright young things'. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of colourful guests whose intrigues and opinions ensure Denis's stay is a memorable one. First published in 1921, Crome Yellow was Aldous Huxley's much-acclaimed debut novel.

Reviews

I find it hard to keep my enthusiasm for Crome Yellow within decent bounds. It is at once irresistibly funny and shrewd in its criticisms of daily life

Daily Express

With a strong, delightful and admirable talent for caricature, Huxley is at his entertaining best in his grimaces at modern movements and at the ridiculous earnestness of the young

Observer

The tone of Huxley's story matches the title: it is a rich, full yellow which suggests the exhilarating glow of summer

Times Literary Supplement

Delightful. Crome Yellow is witty, worldly and poetic

The Times

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  • Paperback

    9780099461890

    April 1, 2004

    Vintage Classics

    192 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781407020938

    September 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    192 pages

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Also by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World
Brave New World (Vintage Future)
Psychedelics
Time Must Have a Stop
After Many a Summer
The Genius and the Goddess
Those Barren Leaves
Ape and Essence
Island
The Devils Of Loudun
Grey Eminence
Brave New World Revisited
The Doors Of Perception
Antic Hay
Eyeless In Gaza
Point Counter Point

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