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Brideshead Revisited (book)

15 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Evelyn Waugh

One of Waugh's most famous books,Brideshead Revisitedtells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder, and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. Taking place … see full wiki

Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Back Bay Books
4 reviews about Brideshead Revisited (book)
review by . June 20, 2010
A Book that Begs to be Revisited
The truth is out: I like most anything where British people are involved. British humor: yes! British actors: yes! British novels: yes, yes!      So, on the recommendation of a friend, I picked up Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel, Brideshead Revisited with the highest of expectations. Final verdict = Waugh is a genius of the English language and a masterful storyteller.       Structurally, Waugh frames Brideshead with …
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Loved the book and the PBS series.
review by . September 03, 2006
Told mostly in a long continuous flashback by Captain Charles Ryder during WWII, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED is a novel about sin and grace and the fall of the English aristocracy. The novel is divided into two parts. The first section deals with Ryder and his friendship with Sebastian Flyte. At the beginning of the novel, Capt. Ryder and his troops arrive at Brideshead, an English manor and estate that Ryder stayed in throughout his college days and youth after WWI. Brideshead was Sebastian's former home. …
review by . June 20, 2005
"Brideshead Revisited" is the kind of novel that seeps into your skin and bones just from scanning a few pages, and when read at length can fill your head for days with the language and vision of the lost world author Evelyn Waugh conjures back from the dead. Yet its sharp insights on society and religion, not to mention liberal and welcome doses of sarcastic good humor, offer far more than a mere precious curio.    Charles Ryder, an officer in the British Army, finds himself …
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