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Brideshead Revisited by  Evelyn Waugh - Paperback - 1999 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G0316926345I3N10)

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited by  Evelyn Waugh - Paperback - 1999 - from ThriftBooks (SKU: G0316926345I3N10)

Brideshead Revisited

by Waugh, Evelyn

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9780316926348
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Back Bay Books, 1999. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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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Title
Brideshead Revisited
Author
Waugh, Evelyn
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
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Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0316926345
ISBN 13
9780316926348
Publisher
Back Bay Books
Place of Publication
Boston, Massachusetts, U.s.a.
Date published
1999

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