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Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Brideshead Revisited
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The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the... show more
The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316216456 (0316216453)
ASIN: 316216453
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 402
Edition language: English
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Modern Reader
Modern Reader rated it
This book has been on my “to read” list for several years. Given I knew only the synopsis on Goodreads, I had my own idea of what the book would be already formulated before I read the first page. I suspected a summer tale, three months of glorious fun for two university pals. This presumption wa...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 Brideshead Revisited
Some books are so well written, so rich in language and expression, that it makes me wonder if writers today possess the same level of facility. That's one of the thoughts I had as I was reading Brideshead Revisited, a bitter, nostalgic, beautiful novel published by Evelyn Waugh in 1945. This story ...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
4.0 Not quite as I remembered it
Well, I’m not quite sure what to say about this book. There were parts of it I adored and parts I couldn’t care less about and wouldn’t have missed if they’d been omitted. But, before I get into that allow me to go back a few decades. I was in my late teens when I saw the television series of Brid...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.5 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
28/12 - I have heard that an artist is never completely happy with their work - a painter looks at his work and wishes he could go back and change a few irritating brush strokes, a musician hears his music/lyrics and thinks if only I could tweak that weird bit in the middle of the song, and an autho...
nente
nente rated it
3.0 Brideshead Revisited
Waugh has the unbelievable skill to make you love reading about people, events and ideas that you cannot stick at any price.The language is succulent, brilliant, alive. The people and ideas are in steady decline...I also think that the only people who can find this book an apology for religion are a...
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