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Penguin Essentials Brideshead Revisited

byEvelyn Waugh

Mass Market Paperback | May 17, 2011

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'I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds.' Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world where duty and desire, faith and earthly happiness are in conflict; a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian. A scintillating depiction of the decadent, privileged aristocracy prior to the Second World War, Brideshead Revisited is widely regarded as Evelyn Waugh's finest work.
Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903 and educated at Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies, Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he also travelled extensively and converted to Catholicism. In 1939 Wau...
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Title:Penguin Essentials Brideshead RevisitedFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.1 × 4.4 × 1.1 inPublished:May 17, 2011Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241951615

ISBN - 13:9780241951613

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Though I enjoy several of Waugh's books, this one is the cornerstone. In fact, I am long overdue for a re-read.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A pleasant surprise I had to read this for an english class and I wasn't really looking forward to it, but I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. It's a sad story at some points, and a happy one at others. I'm not normally interested in the time period this novel is set in, but I did not feel it bothered me with this book.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Classic novel about class, spirituality, and being English in mid 20th C.
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