Brideshead Revisited Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

by Evelyn Waugh

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Brideshead Revisited Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder Synopsis

The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.

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ISBN: 9780141182483
Publication date: 30/03/2000
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780141182483
Publication date: 30th March 2000
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903, second son of Arthur Waugh, publisher and literary critic, and brother of Alec Waugh, the popular novelist. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he travelled extensively in most parts of Europe, the Near East, Africa and tropical America, and published a number of travel books, including Labels (1930), Remote ...

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