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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 pleasures 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.
This book - Penguin Paperback, 1978 reprint
Condition As new but corner crease to rear bottom cover.

Item details

Author(s):
Waugh, Evelyn
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140008217
ISBN-13:
9780140008210
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Penguin UK

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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 pleasures 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.
This book - Penguin Paperback, 1978 reprint
Condition As new but corner crease to rear bottom cover.

Author(s):
Waugh, Evelyn
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140008217
ISBN-13:
9780140008210
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Penguin UK

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