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Brideshead Revisited

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Evelyn Waugh's most celebrated novel is a memory drama about the intense entanglement of the narrator, Charles Ryder, with a great Anglo-Catholic family. Written during World War II, the novel mourns the passing of the aristocratic world Waugh knew in his youth and vividly recalls the sensuous plea?sures denied him by wartime austerities; in so doing it also provides a profound study of the conflict between the demands of religion and the desires of the flesh. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's familiar satiric exploration of his cast of lords and ladies, Catholics and eccentrics, artists and misfits, revealing him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

The edition reprinted here contains Waugh's revisions, made in 1959, and his preface to the revised edition.

Synopsis:

Written at the end of the World War II, this novel mourns the passing of the aristocratic world which Waugh knew in his youth and recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by the austerities of war. In so doing, it provides a study of the conflict between the demands of religion and of the flesh.

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ISBN:
9780141182483
Author:
WAUGH, EVELYN
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Location:
N
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
Publication Date:
20000330
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
198 x 128 in.

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