Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain

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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 wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, "Brideshead Revisited" transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

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Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and decadent Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, artistic inhabitants the Marchmains, becoming infatuated with them and the life of privilege they inhabit - in particular, with Sebastian's remote sister, Julia. But, as duty and desire, faith and happiness come into conflict, and the Marchmains struggle to find their place in a changing world, Charles eventually comes to recognize his spiritual and social distance from them.

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