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An edition of Crome yellow (1921)

Crome yellow

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Publisher
Vintage
Language
English
Pages
170

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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.

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Edition Availability
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Crome yellow
2004, Vintage
in English
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Crome Yellow
1999, North Books
in English
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Crome yellow
1968, Bantam Books
in English
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Crome yellow: a novel
1949, Chatto & Windus
in English
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Crome yellow: a novel
1936, Penguin
in English
Cover of: Crome Yellow
Crome Yellow
1922, Chatto & Windus
Hardcover in English - Second Impression
Cover of: Crome Yellow
Crome Yellow
1922, George H. Doran Company
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Crome Yellow
Crome Yellow
1921, Chatto & Windus
Hardcover in English - First Edition

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Published in

London

Edition Notes

"First published in Great Britain in 1921 by Chatto & Windus"--Title page verso.

Originally published in this form: London : Flamingo, 1994.

Series
Vintage classics, Vintage classic, Vintage classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.912
Library of Congress
PR6015.U9 C76 2004c, PR6015.U9

The Physical Object

Pagination
170 pages
Number of pages
170

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28277313M
Internet Archive
cromeyellow0000huxl
ISBN 10
0099461897
ISBN 13
9780099461890
OCLC/WorldCat
53390645

Work Description

“Crome Yellow” by Aldous Huxley ; 1922

A young English poet, Denis Stone, is spending some time at Crome, an English estate and mansion of the Wimbush family. He is in love with Anne Wimbush, the niece of Henry Wimbush. The other guests include a few other writers, an artist, and it is in essence a small gathering of people who are also close friends.
Denis has just started to write a novel. But he is going through a period of questioning himself as a writer. He is also unhappy that Anne does not love him. One particular evening he is feeling particularly miserable:
“..........................Why had he climbed up to this high, desolate place? Was it to look at the moon? Was it to commit suicide? As yet he hardly knew. Death—the tears came into his eyes when he thought of it. His misery assumed a certain solemnity; he was lifted up on the wings of a kind of exaltation. It was a mood in which he might have done almost anything, however foolish. .."
Denis's train of thoughts is interrupted by Mary, another guest. He confides in her and she suggests that perhaps he should return to London, on the excuse of urgent business. But the next day, as prepares to leave Crome, has anything been resolved ? The story ends on this note:

“…..............Obediently Denis left the room. Never again, he said to himself, never again would he do anything decisive. Camlet, West Bowlby, Knipswich for Timpany, Spavin Delawarr; and then all the other stations; and then, finally, London. The thought of the journey appalled him. And what on earth was he going to do in London when he got there? He climbed wearily up the stairs. It was time for him to lay himself in his coffin............................”

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