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												Brideshead Revisited by  Evelyn Waugh
	 - Signed First Edition
			 - 1945
		 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-15685339540)

Brideshead Revisited

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Brideshead Revisited

by Waugh, Evelyn

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About This Item

Chapman & Hall, London, 1945 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy SIGNED by Evelyn Waugh on a laid in signature. This First Issue dustjacket has the 10s 6d net printed price present on the front flap. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is bound in the publisher's Red Cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the spine and edges. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Waugh First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

Synopsis

Author Evelyn Waugh wrote Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder during the handful of months following a minor parachute accident. Loosely based on Waugh’s own experiences as a student at Oxford University, the novel tells the story of Charles Ryder, a young man at Oxford who is captivated by an eccentric classmate named Sebastian Flyte and his very wealthy, Catholic family. The first half of the book is filled with teachings of beauty, booze, and witty conversation; in the second half, every one grows up and things all apart. Told in flashbacks from the days of WWII, Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures that wartime austerities denied him. While many critics believe that Waugh’s intention was to present Catholicism positively and reflect his own reasons for converting to it, many interpret the novel in the opposite light, believing that religion actually brings about the ruin of every character in the story. Brideshead Revisited is ranked 45th on BBC’s “The Big Read” survey and 80th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. It is also included in TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923) as well as Newsweek’s list of the 100 best books of world literature.

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bookseller
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
ABE-15685339540
Title
Brideshead Revisited
Author
Waugh, Evelyn
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chapman & Hall, London
Date Published
1945

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