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.
“Delightful. Crome Yellow is witty, worldly and poetic”
“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”
“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”
“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