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Crome Yellow
Crome Yellow | Aldous Aldous Huxley
Crome Yellow is the first novel by British author Aldous Huxley. It was published in 1921. In the book, Huxley satirises the fads and fashions of the time. It is the witty story of a house party at "Crome" (a lightly veiled reference to Garsington Manor, a house where authors such as Huxley and T. S. Eliot used to gather and write). We hear the history of the house from Henry Wimbush, its owner and self-appointed historian; apocalypse is prophesied, virginity is lost, and inspirational aphorisms are gained in a trance. Our hero, Denis Stone, tries to capture it all in poetry and is disappointed in love.
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AshleyHoss820
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Rich people probs, amiright? 😂 I‘m going to give this a pick because the fact that these characters are so obnoxious, yet so vulnerable at the same time, shows a talented author capable of drawing complex characters. There are moments of brilliance and moments where I was contemplating a DNF, something I never do. This won‘t be among my favorites, but I always enjoy someone taking a shot at overbearing, repressed societies. 217/1,001 #1001Books

AshleyHoss820 This counts for March‘s #DoubleBookSpin too! ☺️ 8mo
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1001BooksPodcast
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We saw the beginnings of brave new world in Aldous Huxley‘s first book. He has growth to do as a writer, but this one was still pretty interesting. Check out the episode. #1001books #huxley #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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Brooke_H
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I feel like Huxley wrote this as one big inside joke for like four friends. “Tut, tut, Huxley, old chap, this is really quite clever!” 100 years later, I‘m DNFing at p112. (Side note: There is a character named Mr Barbecue-Smith, and that DID crack me up.)

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Brooke_H
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Someone who checked out this book from our library before me felt the need to add in the author‘s middle name. 😂

rubyslippersreads I‘ve also seen notations like this penciled in by librarians, like an author‘s real name added in brackets below their pen name. 2y
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HippiesPJparty
Crome Yellow | Aldous Aldous Huxley
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Oh, don't you just feel a little destitute when a book ends with the hero so miserable and unrealized.

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HippiesPJparty
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Sorry it's a little dim. I really felt a little disturbed when I read this page to think about all the cultures and practices and just simple joys that people used to have that are lost to more rigid, oppressive, social expectations. How people are so often shamed out of the things that make humans free. I haven't devoured a book like this in years, but Crome yellow is just so artistic and thoughtful and deep. If

Bklover You‘re right- it‘s sad. Makes you wonder how many of these traditions are just lost. 4y
HippiesPJparty @Bklover Yes! And what the world would be like if they hadn't been. 4y
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bookishbitch
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I bought this even though it is highly possible I already have it on my kindle. I guess this means I should read it soon.

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DreesReads
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The best part of this book is when Mr Scogan describes his vision of the future—it‘s like an outline for Brave New World, which came out 12 years later. The other 150 pages feature wealthy people hanging out at an English country house post-WW1. They lecture, they wish they weren‘t single, nothing much happens. There is definitely humor, but I can‘t relate. #1001books

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CarolynM I read this a few years ago. If you want to read about the people on whom it is based try 4y
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overtheedge
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# 14 of 100 Classics Challenge
Crome Yellow🍒🍒🍒🍒
By Aldous Huxley
1921
# 14 of 100 Classics Challenge
This is a story of a love affair between Denis Stone and Anne Wimbush. When Anne's uncle Henry hosts a grand party the humor and fun begin.
This is a satire of British literati, just after WW1.
Been on TBR list for a long time. Glad I finally read it.

CarolynM It's a good one! 5y
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Brooke_H
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Thank you for the generous #oneofthreegiveaway @eanderson ! ☺️❤️ I have over 2300 books on my TBR (😱), but these 3 are the ones I‘m eyeing right now!

eanderson Thank you for entering!!! 🤗 5y
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BookwormM
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#Reading1001 #KindleTBR

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At the start I fully expected to dislike this book it suffers from the attitudes towards women of the time it was written, initially they appear to be there solely for the amusement of the men however as the story progresses the women develop and become interesting in their own right even standing up to, criticising and manipulating the men.

The 📖 also contains several things that made me 😃 overall it was amusing

BookwormM I ended up enjoying this more than I expected to 5y
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BookwormM
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#Reading1001 #KindleTBR

Final quotes from me holiday comment amused me while I totally relate to the comment about human contact versus reading

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BookwormM
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Early exploration of the ideas that will eventually become the novel Brave New World

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BookwormM
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Story has picked up for me.

The comment about death made me laugh, the peacock comment is very evocative they make the most unearthly noise and finally a woman stands up and makes her feelings clear.

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BookwormM
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#Reading1001 #KindleTBR

Who considers reading a vice?

Self indulgent? Maybe when you really should be doing something else.

Prevent thinking? Totally wrong reading makes me think 🤔

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BookwormM
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Where are the books about great women?

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BookwormM
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This is me when lost in a good book 📚 🤣🤣

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BookwormM
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I am I alone in thinking this sexist and patronising? I think this casual attitude to how women are treated paved the way for the issues we are seeing today.

Can‘t imagine him doing this to another man.

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BookwormM
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He is on a train why is he not reading and making the most of it??

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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I blame reality for being so totally 🦇💩 crazy!

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Ais
Crome Yellow | Aldous Huxley
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This was very disappointing, I'm not sure what I expected, but it certainly didn't deliver. The most interesting part for me was the short chapter on Sir Hercules.

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Ais
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A little mini book haul, for the princely sum of €16.98 for the lot. The top book cut off is another John Connolly book- Burning Soul