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Brideshead revisited : the sacred and profane memories of Captain Charles Ryder : a novel

by Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.

Format: Print Book 1973
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC WAUGH Evelyn
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Fiction
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Collection  Fiction
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Waugh tells the story of the Marchmain family. Aristocratic, beautiful and charming, the Marchmains are indeed a symbol of England and her decline in this novel of the upper class of the 1920s and the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this classic tale of British life between the World Wars, Waugh parts company with the satire of his earlier works to examine affairs of the heart. Charles Ryder finds himself stationed at Brideshead, the family seat of Lord and Lady Marchmain. Exhausted by the war, he takes refuge in recalling his time spent with the heirs to the estate before the warÄyears spent enthralled by the beautiful but dissolute Sebastian and later in a more conventional relationship with Sebastian's sister Julia. Ryder portrays a family divided by an uncertain investment in Roman Catholicism and by their confusion over where the elite fit in the modern world. Although Waugh was considered by many to be more successful as a comic than as a wistful commentator on human relationships and faith, this novel was made famous by a 1981 BBC TV dramatization. Irons's portrayal of Ryder catapulted Irons to stardom, and in this superb reading his subtle, complete characterizations highlight Waugh's ear for the aristocratic mores of the time. Fervent Anglophiles will be thrilled by this excellent rendition of a favorite; Irons's reading saves this dinosaur from being suffocated by its own weight. (Dec. 2000) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Upper class -- England -- Fiction.
Catholics -- England -- Fiction.
Families -- England -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown,1973
Language English
Notes "A back bay book" --Back cover.
Description 351 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780316926348
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