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

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...

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Main Author: Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
Edition:Reissue edition.
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Summary: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.
Item Description:"Originally published in United States by Little, Brown and Company, January 1946"--Title page verso.
Copyright date: 1944.
Includes a reading group guide.
Physical Description:x, 402, 15 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN:9780316216449
0316216445
9780316216456
0316216453