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Brideshead revisited :the sacred and profane memories of Captain Charles Ryder : a novel

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Waugh tells the story of the Marchmain family. Aristocratic, beautiful and charming, the Marchmains are indeed a symbol of England and her decline in this novel of the upper class of the 1920s and the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s.

About the Author

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), whom Time called "one of the century's great masters of English prose," wrote several widely acclaimed novels as well as volumes of biography, memoir, travel writing, and journalism. Three of his novels, A Handful of Dust, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited, were selected by the Modern Library as among the 100 best novels of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316926270
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Author:
Waugh, Evelyn
Subject:
Family
Subject:
England
Subject:
Catholics
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Upper class families
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Family -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Catholics -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 80, 84
Publication Date:
1979
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 1 in 0.64 lb

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Brideshead revisited :the sacred and profane memories of Captain Charles Ryder : a novel
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Product details 368 pages Little, Brown,1979, c1945. - English 9780316926270 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Waugh tells the story of the Marchmain family. Aristocratic, beautiful and charming, the Marchmains are indeed a symbol of England and her decline in this novel of the upper class of the 1920s and the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s.
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