Brideshead Revisited

The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder: A Novel

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As a comic writer, satirist, master of English prose, Evelyn Waugh has been admired more than any other novelist of his generation. Of his many achievements BRIDESHEAD REVISITED is most acclaimed.

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED is the story of the aristocr

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED is the story of the aristocratic Marchmain family. Rich, beautiful and fatally charming, they struggle with inherited weariness, generational fatigue. Sebastian and Julia, of the youngest generation, are vivid and palpable. Their pain is ours, their dilemmas engage us and we share in their fate.

The novel, a symbol of England and her decline, mirrors upper-class decadence at Oxford in the 1920s, the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s. It has become shorthand for a fantasy era of titled elegance, dead-end hedonism and fatuous wit. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 29/04/16
A novel without a purpose
This book has everything to make a good book: good writing, deep and well described characters, well depicted scenes, hooking plot but... when I closed the book I felt confused. What's the author trying to tell?
It's strange: I enjoyed while read
Ha scritto il 27/01/11
Unfortunately, I can't connect with this author's style at this point of my life. I will give it a try at some other point.
Ha scritto il 10/11/08
Saw the BBC series of this when I was growing up, but never read the book. In retrospect the TV series was a very accurate representation of the book, and the images from it haunted me throughout my reading.
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Ha scritto il 11/09/06
Mostly good...
Really enjoyed the first 2/3 of the book, which compared well to the best F. Scott Fitzgerald works. But the religious conflict in the final third was dull and involved a lot of fatuous dialogue.

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Ha scritto il Aug 11, 2016, 19:14
The first of the three component books seemed to be the best. Would have liked a better ending. It seemed to me that this novel reflects the constraints of the time and social milieu of the author.

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