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Crome Yellow, Version 2

Aldous Huxley

Fascinating and brilliant at many levels, Huxley's spoof of Lady Ottoline Morrell's famous bohemian gatherings is difficult to categorize. The ironic tone and caricaturish rendering of some characters makes it partly entertaining satire, but intertwined with the irony are a very human love story and much poignant social commentary. Denis Stone (Huxley himself) is a young poet hopelessly enamored of the languid Anne Wimbush, who comes to Priscilla Wimbush's Crome estate for several weeks of intellectual and artistic escape. Along the way of his love affair, he engages in or eavesdrops upon conversations with other guests about the War, about eschatology, about future society, about Sex, about Art, about Love. Several of these dialogues directly foreshadow themes of Huxley's later dystopian masterpiece, Brave New World. Others show a tragic prescience of another great European war on its way, an awareness that future tragedy might attempt to complete the unfinished business of the recent Great War. Huxley's first novel, Crome Yellow is well worth reading in its own right, while containing embryonic forms of so much of Huxley's later intellectual themes. - Summary by Expatriate

Fascinating and brilliant at many levels, Huxley's spoof of Lady Ottoline Morrell's famous bohemian gatherings is difficult to categorize. The ironic tone and caricaturish rendering of some characters makes it partly entertaining satire, but intertwined with the irony are a very human love story and much poignant social commentary. Denis Stone (Huxley himself) is a young poet hopelessly enamored of the languid Anne Wimbush, who comes to Priscilla Wimbush's Crome estate for several weeks of intellectual and artistic escape. Along the way of his love affair, he engages in or eavesdrops upon conversations with other guests about the War, about eschatology, about future society, about Sex, about Art, about Love. Several of these dialogues directly foreshadow themes of Huxley's later dystopian masterpiece, Brave New World. Others show a tragic prescience of another great European war on its way, an awareness that future tragedy might attempt to complete the unfinished business of the recent Great War. Huxley's first novel, Crome Yellow is well worth reading in its own right, while containing embryonic forms of so much of Huxley's later intellectual themes. - Summary by Expatriate
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

Fascinating and brilliant at many levels, Huxley's spoof of Lady Ottoline Morrell's famous bohemian gatherings is difficult to categorize. The ironic tone and caricaturish rendering of some characters makes it partly entertaining satire, but intertwined with the irony are a very human love story and much poignant social commentary. Denis Stone (Huxley himself) is a young poet hopelessly enamored of the languid Anne Wimbush, who comes to Priscilla Wimbush's Crome estate for several weeks of intellectual and artistic escape. Along the way of his love affair, he engages in or eavesdrops upon conversations with other guests about the War, about eschatology, about future society, about Sex, about Art, about Love. Several of these dialogues directly foreshadow themes of Huxley's later dystopian masterpiece, Brave New World. Others show a tragic prescience of another great European war on its way, an awareness that future tragedy might attempt to complete the unfinished business of the recent Great War. Huxley's first novel, Crome Yellow is well worth reading in its own right, while containing embryonic forms of so much of Huxley's later intellectual themes. - Summary by Expatriate

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:10