Brideshead Revisited: Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

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"Brideshead Revisited" is Evelyn Waugh's stunning novel of duty and desire set amongst the decadent, faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second World War. The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, "Brideshead ...Continua
Wrote 4/24/19
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
Wrote 4/29/16
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
Wrote 1/27/11

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.

Wrote 11/10/08

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.

Wrote 9/11/06
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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Wrote 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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