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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Brideshead Revisited - The Novel
A wonderful and beautiful story, which belongs to a short, bygone era. I wonder how many people today are able to comprehend, fully, the quite delicate, nuanced threads and intricacies of this thought provoking, deep novel. May I suggest, respectfully, that one ought first to read the story from first to last pages, then sit back, relax and immerse one’s self in the sumptuous, emotional and all absorbing, and once popular TV drama - Brideshead Revisited.
Jeremy reads it beautifully, but it’s a shame that he’s made to rather gallop through it..... although it would have been twice s long!
It’s quite expensive, but it doesn’t disappoint!
Et in Arcadia Ego!