Brideshead Revisited is a timeless classic which has inspired countless adaptations due to its emotive and masterfully-crafted narrative. A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the glamorous upper-class world prior to the Second World War, Waugh's most famous novel is partly autobiographical and is a gripping study of aristocratic life behind closed doors.The story begins in 1925 at Oxford where Charles Ryder is befriended by the louche and flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, son of Lord and Lady Marchmain. Charles is quickly seduced by his friend's opulent and glamorous world and thrilled by an invitation to 'Brideshead', the Marchmain's magnificent ancestral home. Beguiled by his surroundings, Charles becomes infatuated with Sebastian's beautiful sister Julia. As his emotional attachment to the young Marchmains grows, Charles finds himself increasingly at odds with the family's strongest bond: a deep and abiding Catholic faith.
The reader Jeremy Northam is a well-established British film and television actor, and appeared in Gosford Park and The Tudors.
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The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.Product Description:
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Book Description 1981-09-24., 1981. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 400pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1763556
Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140059156