Denis Stone, a naive young poet, is invited to stay at Crome, a country house renowned for its gatherings of ‘bright young things’.
His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his exotic wife Priscilla, are joined by a party of outlandish guests whose intrigues and opinions ensure Denis’s attempts to woo the young Anne Wimbush are met with every possible obstacle.
First published in 1921, Crome Yellow was Aldous Huxley’s much-acclaimed debut novel.
Blight, Mildew and Smut
One of the consequences of being Aldous Huxley’s biographer was that I was invited to Eton, where a 17-year-old schoolboy with the bearing of a middle-aged barrister extended a hand and told me he...Read more