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Erasmus was only reason and decency; he lacked the power, being a sage, to move men to action. There is humor here and philosophy on life as well. Crome Yellow novel by Huxley. So stands Crome Yellow as Aldous Huxley’s first published book, set in the idyllic, unflappable English country-house of Crome.

The book satirically describes a number of ‘types’ of the period. Why do I call it quirky?

Even though Chrome Yellow is very different than Brave New World, one of the characters makes a fleeting reference to a future society much like Huxley would later write of in BNW. His works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire, though he remains best known for one novel,….

It was not conclusive but I can see how it would play out later. He is bowed down with melancholy thought; he carries the whole weight of the universe upon his shoulders.


Crome Yellow

The contradictory nature of the characters would be highly entertaining if it was not so tragic. This book was definitely headed to the two-star pile! To be sure, the book was entertaining, but I had kept this expectation since high school that there must be something chrme about the book. Quotes from Crome Yellow.

Now I am thinking of re-reading yeolow novels, stories, and essays; and I have just ordered a collection of his letters.

Jan 09, Brian rated it really liked it.

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. In this role alone it is This is Huxley’s first published work, written in his mid-twenties, just after the First World War.

His wife is obsessed with spiritualism. Alas, how can a college English major be so poorly read? The search for meaning in the aftermath of the war; a great void which characters try to fill with their engorged, to an almost caricaturistic reverance, idealogies from science to art; from sex to marriage. Crome is apparently based on Garsington Manor, near Oxford, home from to Bloomsbury group hostess Ottoline Morrell, and presumably there are portraits of particular individuals among its various eccentric guests.

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Human contacts have been so highly valued in the past only because reading was not a common accomplishment and because books were scarce and difficult to reproduce.

This odd sort of book never fails to send me immediately to Wikipedia to see what Aldou can glean about the author’s intention in writing it. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.


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A Fable “published View all 3 comments. It I downloaded this ages ago to my Kindle, along with alxous other titles from the “” list, and by the time Uuxley happened to select it, I had entirely forgotten what it was about. We welcome suggested improvements chrkme any of our articles. This edition has both books but I will review “Mortal Coils” under that title. The novel itself is lovely, the characters are all funny in their own particularly unique and well-defined way, and there is an eloquence and intelligence at work in the writing that is surprising for a first novel.

It was an easy read. Callamay, “a ci-devant Prime Minister feebly toddling across the lawn after any pretty girl”. Open Preview See a Problem?

I actually enjoyed it and when I thought of it on the whole it was quite a quirky gem. In actuality, it is much more.