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Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley

Crome Yellow, published in 1921 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 1894 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)

Crome Yellow, published in 1921 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 1894 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)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Crome Yellow, published in 1921 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 1894 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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:03