First published in 1921, Crome Yellow was Aldous Huxley's much-acclaimed debut novel.
This is a wonderful read of about 100 pages.
In the book, Huxley satirises the fads and fashions of the time. Crome Yellow revolves around the hapless love affair of Denis Stone, a sensitive poet, and Anne Wimbush. Her uncle, Henry Wimbush, hosts a party at his country estate, Crome Yellow, that brings together a humorous coterie of characters. The book contains a brief pre-figuring of Huxley's later novel, Brave New World.
“Wherever the choice has had to be made between the man of reason and the madman, the world has unhesitatingly followed the madman.” ― Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow