Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

By Evelyn Waugh

Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316216449, 402pp.

Publication Date: December 11, 2012

Description

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.



About the Author
Evelyn Waugh was the author of many well-loved and bestselling novels, including Brideshead Revisited, Scoop, and the Sword of Honour trilogy.