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Brideshead Revisited
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Evelyn Waugh
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Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh


9780141045627

Penguin


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)


Paperback

336 pages

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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.

By:   Evelyn Waugh
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   190g
ISBN:   9780141045627
ISBN 10:   0141045620
Series:   Popular Penguins
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   June 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


Waugh's most deeply felt novel . . . Brideshead Revisited tells an absorbing story in imaginative terms . . . Mr. Waugh is very definitely an artist, with something like a genius for precision and clarity not surpassed by any novelist writing in English in his time. - New York Times A many-faceted book . . . Beautifully [written] by one of the most exhilarating stylists of our time. - Newsweek First and last an enchanting story . . . Brideshead Revisited has a magic that is rare in current literature. It is a world in itself, and the reader lives in it and is loath to leave it when the last page is turned. - Saturday Review Evelyn Waugh's most successful novel . . . A memorable work of art. -from the Introduction by Frank Kermode

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