Brideshead Revisited

The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

by | Publisher: Penguin
Average vote of 215
| 6 total contributions of which 5 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 1 note , 0 video
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 pla ...Continua
Ha scritto il 24/04/19
A great modern classic
Evelyn Waugh's complex 1944 novel "Brideshead Revisited" defies easy description. On one level, it is the bittersweet recollections of middle-aged British Army Captain Charles Ryder, whose unit is to be garrisoned at the vacant estate of Brideshead d...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 reading...Continua
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.

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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