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by ALDOUS with an Intro. By Malcolm Bradbury HUXLEY

  • ISBN: 000654729X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: ALDOUS with an Intro. By Malcolm Bradbury HUXLEY
  • Subcategory: Classics
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: FLAMINGO MODERN CLASSIC; New Ed edition (1994)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • FB2 size: 1580 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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ALDOUS HUXLEY (18941963) was an English writer who spent the latter part of his life in the United States.

ALDOUS HUXLEY (18941963) was an English writer who spent the latter part of his life in the United States. Though best known for Brave New World, he also wrote countless works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and essays. A humanist, pacifist and satirist, he wrote novels and other works that functioned as critiques of social norms and ideals. Aldous Huxley is often considered a leader of modern thought and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th century.

Home Aldous Huxley Crome Yellow. Ivor brought his hands down with a bang on to the final chord of hisrhapsody. There was just a hint in that triumphant harmony that theseventh had been struck along with the octave by the thumb of the lefthand; but the general effect of splendid noise emerged clearly enough. Small details matter little so long as the general effect is good. And,besides, that hint of the seventh was decidedly modern.

But there is much more to Aldous Huxley's novelette than Dennis

But there is much more to Aldous Huxley's novelette than Dennis. The country house is filled to overflowing with musicians, Don Juans, real and bogus literati, stuffy clericals, spiritualists, and antiquarians, most notably the host Henry Wimbush.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Brits-or at least a certain class of Brits-can do things with words that we Colonials can only dream of-and even then, only with a good dictionary close at hand. Chrome Yellow (First published in 1921) Chrome Yellow, Huxley's first novel, is a satirical story of a house party at Crome. Can do or could do? As I read both The Guardian and The Economist on a fairly regular basis, I’d have to say can do.

For Huxley’s contemporaries, Crome Yellow would have had an extra interest and satirical bite through its à clef element. Crome is apparently based on Garsington Manor, near Oxford, home from 1914 to Bloomsbury group hostess Ottoline Morrell, and presumably there are portraits of particular individuals among its various eccentric guests.

This title includes an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. First published in 1921, Crome Yellow was Aldous Huxley's much-acclaimed debut vel. Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house rewned 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' stay is a memorable one. Product Identifiers.

Chrome Yellow By Aldous Huxley. Everything about her was manly. She had a large, square, middle-aged face, with a massive projecting nose and little greenish eyes, the whole surmounted by a lofty and elaborate coiffure of a curiously improbable shade of orange

Chrome Yellow By Aldous Huxley. She had a large, square, middle-aged face, with a massive projecting nose and little greenish eyes, the whole surmounted by a lofty and elaborate coiffure of a curiously improbable shade of orange. Looking at her, Denis always thought of Wilkie Bard as the cantatrice. That’s why I’m going to Sing in op’ra, sing in op’ra, Sing in opera.

With an introduction by malcolm bradbury. Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in 1921 with his first novel, Crome Yellow. Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of 'bright young things'. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley quickly established a reputation for bright, brilliant satires that ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society.

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This novel, published in 1921, was Huxley's first. While it touches upon some serious issues, (note a passing conversation that prefigures a bit of "Brave New World"), it is mostly a send up of various literary, and actual, "types" and of the entire country house genre. Our hero is the rather superficial, confused and unobservant Denis, but his naiveté actually spares him from Huxley's most withering observations. That said, Huxley was rather young himself, and his version of "withering" drifts often enough into the comic, witty, and indulgent, which makes the whole book lighter and more entertaining than it might otherwise have been. There is satire, and snark, and some wonderful word-smithing, but nothing of the sour, bitter or vengeful that one occasionally encounters in the work of older and more battle hardened satirists.

This is the sort of book I've been sitting on for years, waiting for a chance to get around to it. Since it is available as a Kindle freebie, being in the public domain, I seized that opportunity to give a read. If you like banter, decent conversation, some consciously showy writing, and country house scenes with the occasional bit of bracing satire, this might suit just fine. (Interesting aside. The other freebie I read right before this was Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise". It was published the same time as this, was also a debut novel, and uses Princeton as the American equivalent of a country house getaway. Read them side by side for a very rewarding experience. As they say in Lit. 101 - compare and contrast.)

I read the free download of this book on a Kindle Touch. The book is well formatted and presents well on the Kindle. The native font is fine, but all the Kindle options - font selection, font size, line spacing, and margins - work properly. The Kindle "Go To" function was a satisfactory option for navigation. There are no notes or annotations, and no editor foreword or supplementary material. This is a bare bones, but faithful, transcription of the text. This copy avoids the dreaded error where a letter, (usually "f" or "t" for some reason), has been omitted everywhere in the text. The text here is clean. There are no odd page breaks, no paragraphing problems, no garbled sentences, and no other format issues.

Bottom line - this is an excellent choice for browsing or experimenting and a nice freebie find. Actually, it is an entertaining and rewarding read in whatever form or edition you can find it.
Publication date: 1921

Huxley's first novel, written in imitation of such books as Headlong Hall and South Wind.

A country visit is the occasion for the wine and conversation to flow freely- thus, the fledgling poet Denis, the older intellectual, Scogan, somewhat past his prime, Wimbush, the antiquarian, who has some pretty entertaining accounts of his ancestors (really just short stories- like many a first novel, it has the flavor of a "Collected Works.")

I'd even call it a 'young adult' novel, insofar as the protagonist, Denis, is preoccupied with his lack of success with women. Of course, it would be for young adults studying for their SATs- I counted five 'SAT words' in one sentence at one point:

"... For the sake of peace and quiet Denis had retired earlier on this same afternoon to his bedroom. He wanted to work, but the hour was a drowsy one, and lunch, so recently eaten, weighed heavily on body and mind. The *meridian* demon was upon him; he was possessed by that bored and hopeless *post-prandial* melancholy which the *coenobites* of old knew and feared under the name of "accidie."

(Note that he solves the problem with something unavailable to the 'coenobites of old,' namely gin.)

My favorite 'set piece' in this assemblage of set pieces, one I remember well from twenty years ago, is Denis explaining to Scogan how poetical and marvelous the word 'carminative' seemed until, using it in a poem, he has to look up the meaning.

"... And now"—Denis spread out his hands, palms upwards, despairingly—"now I know what carminative really means."

"Well, what DOES it mean?" asked Mr. Scogan, a little impatiently.

"Carminative," said Denis, lingering lovingly over the syllables, "carminative. I imagined vaguely that it had something to do with carmen-carminis, still more vaguely with caro-carnis, and its derivations, like carnival and carnation. Carminative—there was the idea of singing and the idea of flesh, rose-coloured and warm, with a suggestion of the jollities of mi-Careme and the masked holidays of Venice. Carminative—the warmth, the glow, the interior ripeness were all in the word. Instead of which..."
I liked this book quite a bit and I am surprised at the negative comments by some of the reviewers. It does contain quite a bit of ironic humor and a plentiful cast of interesting characters with a great deal of comic interaction. There are two chapters which are part of the "history" of the Crome estate; and these two chapters are totally delightful. This is a much easier book to read on Kindle than it would be in print because of quick access to the dictionary which is, alas, necessary because of Huxley's gratuitous use of arcane and archaic words. But if one can overlook that irritant, then this is a very enjoyable book and not one to be taken too seriously. I especially loved the idea that one character, an Anglican minister, put forth that the Pope and the Jesuits were to blame for the (first) World War That kept me laughing for an hour! And then there is the old guy dressed in drag as a gypsy fortune teller for the fair . . .
The English country house weekend is given the treatment here. This is a satire of this event, the basis for many hundreds of novels. All the characters are some what exaggerated as to be expected of a satire, but the mix allows the author to express his ideas and views on everything.

We have unrequited love, the 'cad', the women who are- beautiful, strange, beguiling and weird. The master of the house is delightfully eccentric and the house "Crome" has a story itself.

This is Huxley's first book but the ideas for 'Brave New World' are already being thought through and discussed here.

This is a short read but Huxley gives you much to think about .

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