Brideshead Revisited : The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles RyderPenguin Essentials Series
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March 2012 Guest Editor Alan Bradley on Evelyn Waugh...
Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian.
Brideshead Revisited : The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh
'I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds'. Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world where duty and desire, faith and earthly happiness are in conflict; a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian. A scintillating depiction of the decadent, privileged aristocracy prior to the Second World War, Brideshead Revisited is widely regarded as Evelyn Waugh's finest work.
'A wildly entertaining, swooningly funny-sad story' Time
'The Oxford novel ... lush and evocative' The Times
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Publication date7th April 2011
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PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
CategoriesClassic fiction (pre c 1945)
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