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Report on Crome Yellowish by Aldous Huxley

Crome Yellow simply by Aldous Huxley

Review by Dominykas G. Jankauskas

Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous English language poet, novelist, essayist and playwright. He could be best known for his dystopian novel Fearless New World (1932) in which this individual writes prophetically about the continuing future of humanity. Many critics and readers consider his book as a masterpiece of The english language literature and thinks that a lot of of the estimations have already come true. A. Huxley was a humanist, pacifist and satirist. More recently he was thinking about parapsychology and philosophical mysticism.

His first novel Crome Yellow, which has been first published in 1921, is a satirical country home novel. Regarding plot – nothing thrilling happens; the storyline is rather level of skill. The characters (like in a typical country house novel) sit about all day within a big estate in the countryside of England, eat, drink, and talk about about life, love, background, art, materials and beliefs. The protagonist – Denis Stone, a new poet, mainly from whose point of view the storyline is told, comes to use his summer time holidays at his friend's countryside's estate in England, where other artists and aristocrats have obtained. Though not to make the story boring, A. Huxley skilfully inserts several short testimonies that makes the story a bit more different. An example may be the historical experience of a dwarfish aristocrat, who was one of the Crome mansion owners in the seventeenth century, needing to commit committing suicide as he wasn't able to cope with the taunting of his regular height kid.

In my opinion, the author's aim in the story is to epigramme the upper-class of British society of the time, it's classical morals and thoughts on fine art, literature, beliefs.

However A. Huxley does not just criticise, he provides predictions within the future of person kind. By way of example: Mr. Winbush sees the future as equipment will do all the work and people will have plenty of time to get leisure. Or perhaps Mr. Sogan in one of the conversations with Denis predicts...

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