Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

Author(s): Evelyn Waugh

Adult Fiction

Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and decadent Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, artistic inhabitants the Marchmains, becoming infatuated with them and the life of privilege they inhabit - in particular, with Sebastian's remote sister, Julia. But, as duty and desire, faith and happiness come into conflict, and the Marchmains struggle to find their place in a changing world, Charles eventually comes to recognize his spiritual and social distance from them. First published 1945.

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Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he travelled extensively in most parts of Europe, the Near East, Africa and tropical America, and published a number of travel books, including Labels (1930), Remote People, (1931), Ninety-Two Days (1934) and Waugh in Abyssinia (1936). In 1942 he published Put Out More Flags and then in 1945 Brideshead Revisited. When the Going was Good and The Loved One preceded Men at Arms, which came out in 1952. The other volumes, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender, followed in 1955 and 1961. In 1964 he published A Little Learning, the first volume of an autobiography. He died in 1966.

General Fields

  • : 9780141036861
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : 0.256
  • : September 2008
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Evelyn Waugh
  • : Paperback
  • : 2008
  • : English
  • : 823.912
  • : oc2008083091
  • : 336
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction