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Brideshead Revisited (1945)

by Evelyn Waugh

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This book is all about givin' it up for guilt OR Why people who seemingly have the world at their feet can't be happy in life. ( )
  JeaniaK | Dec 13, 2014 |
This book is a beauty to me... so I will write a poem to its impression:

Brideshead Revisited is like an Avalanche!
Some parts so like Eden.
Before the fall!
And other places so cruel and cold,
Taking your heart,
Bitter like horseradish next to filet mignon and crab.

And the veil is riped.
The great big square
In the country,
Is your original home.
Young and bright.
Almost nobody comes to visit anymore.
Or even tries to write...
to loved ones lost long ago.

Cold and cruel,
It looks like
You should return-but then
Time pasts through your
fingers-
leaving only a scent.
( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
This book is a beauty to me... so I will write a poem to its impression:

Brideshead Revisited is like an Avalanche!
Some parts so like Eden.
Before the fall!
And other places so cruel and cold,
Taking your heart,
Bitter like horseradish next to filet mignon and crab.

And the veil is riped.
The great big square
In the country,
Is your original home.
Young and bright.
Almost nobody comes to visit anymore.
Or even tries to write...
to loved ones lost long ago.

Cold and cruel,
It looks like
You should return-but then
Time pasts through your
fingers-
leaving only a scent.
( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
This is a story of the British gentry in the first half of the twentieth century. It follows Charles Ryder as he comes in contact with the Flytes. He meets Sabastian in Oxford who takes him to Brideshead, his family seat. As the years pass he gets acquainted with the other members of the Flyte family and their lives. There is much religion especially Catholic religion with which we grapple repeatedly.

It's an overall nice portrait of the times. One of the most famous novels by Evelyn Waugh who is a much revered author and deservingly so. A solid read. ( )
  mausergem | Sep 30, 2014 |
I have so much to think about and say about this book. You'll read the actual review in accidentallymars.wordpress.com in a day or so. ( )
  mreed61 | Aug 10, 2014 |
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"Lush and evocative ... the one Waugh which best expresses at once the profundity of change and the indomitable endurance of the human spirit."
added by GYKM | editThe Times
 
But those who disagree with him on religious or political grounds, or both, will have a time for themselves in trying to prove that his beliefs have marred his literary artistry. "Brideshead Revisited” is Mr. Waugh's finest achievement.
 

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Waugh, Evelynprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Andel, E. vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bentley,PeterCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irons, JeremyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jalvingh, LucTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosoman, LeonardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I am not I; thou art not he or she; they are not they.
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To Laura
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When I reached C Company lines, which were at the top of the hill, I paused and looked back at the camp, just coming into full view below me through the grey mist of early morning.
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"I have been here before," I said; I had been there before; first with Sebastian more than twenty years ago on a cloudless day in June, when the ditches were creamy with meadowsweet and the air heavy with all the scents of summer; it was a day of peculiar splendour, and though I had been there so often, in so many moods, it was to that first visit that my heart returned on this, my latest.
 "these men must die to make a world for Hooper ... so that things might be safe for the travelling salesman, with his polygonal pince-nez, his fat, wet handshake, his grinning dentures." 
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Charles Ryder, a student at Hertford College, Oxford, is befriended by Lord Sebastian Flyte, the younger son of an aristocratic family, who introduces Charles to his eccentric and aesthetic friends, including the haughty and homosexual Anthony Blanche, and takes Charles to his family's palatial home, Brideshead.
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Catholicism
makes all my friends unhappy.
Me too. Sign me up!
(PhileasHannay)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0316926345, Paperback)

One of Waugh's most famous books, Brideshead Revisited tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder, and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. Taking place in the years before World War II, Brideshead Revisited shows us a part of upper-class English culture that has been disappearing steadily.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:47:00 -0400)

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Captain Charles Ryder, stationed at Brideshead, recalls his boyhood associations with the odd but charming members of an English noble family. The story of Charles Ryder and his involvement with an aristocratic Roman Catholic English family, the Marchmains.… (more)

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