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The title puns on the pigment chrome yellow, and evokes the novel's bright pastoral mood as well as the sun that shines for the duration of the narrative, which unfolds over a period of three weeks from July to August Denis has fallen in love with Anne, the glamorous, man-baiting niece of Henry and Priscilla Wimbush, the aristocratic owners of Crome. While Denis longs to be a dashing man of action, he is instead an introspective intellectual who, like so many of Huxley's subsequent heroes,….
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United Kingdom, England Country of Origin. Librivox's public domain recording of Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley.
Crome Yellow , published in was Aldous Huxley's first novel. In it he satirizes the fads and fashions of the time. It is the witty story of a house party at "Crome" where there is a gathering of bright young things. We hear some of the history of the house from Henry Wimbush, its owner and self appointed historian; Apocylapse is prophesied, virginity is lost, and inspirational aphorisms are gained in a trance.
Our hero, Denis, tries to capture it all in poetry and is disappointed in love. The author, Aldous Huxley, was born in and began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties; this was his first novel and established his literary reputation. Summary by Martin Clifton For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit Librivox. Download M4B MB.
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