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Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
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Mar 06, 12

Read from January 22 to March 06, 2012

I think I must already have read this given the foibles of the character Sir Hercules which find their way almost unchanged into a work in progress called "For Fear of Little Men". I don't remember so doing, though.
For Aldous Huxley to write what might be called a Comedy of Manners might seem an unlikely thing, but given his obvious engagement with the social issues of the day, what better than to isolate a few characters with artistic or social pretensions in a house in the arse end (or more accurately, Garsington end, as it is a thinly veiled portrait of Garsington Manor) of nowhere and let them fight it out to their best advantage? His range of characters is interesting and amusing and he makes many good points along the way. As Wittgenstein used to say, jokes are a carrier system for wisdom, or can be. This was Huxley's first published novel and like many such it is more autobiographical than most.
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