Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred And Profane Memories Of Captain Charles Ryder - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)
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Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred And Profane Memories Of Captain Charles Ryder - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

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Part of the Penguin Essentials series, discover a beautifully designed edition of Evelyn Waugh's British classic featuring cover art by Jim Tierney

'I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds.'

Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world where duty and desire, faith and earthly happiness are in conflict; a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian.

A scintillating depiction of the decadent, privileged aristocracy prior to the Second World War, Brideshead Revisited is widely regarded as Evelyn Waugh's finest work.

'The Oxford novel . . . lush and evocative' The Times

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241951613
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A wildly entertaining, swooningly funny-sad story * Time *
The Oxford novel . . . lush and evocative * The Times *

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“A Teddy Called Aloysius”

'.............it was midwinter in Sebastian's heart': Brideshead Revisited is worth reading purely for such beautiful turns of phrase as this. If you've seen the classic television adaptation, now... More

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“A Teddy Called Aloysius”

'.............it was midwinter in Sebastian's heart': Brideshead Revisited is worth reading purely for such beautiful turns of phrase as this. If you've seen the classic television adaptation, now... More

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“Gloriously decadent.”

The first section of the book - I was absolutely enthralled and transported to this wonderfully realised version of an eccentric Twenties world. I just loved the vision of Sebastian and his mad little teddy bear, but... More

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