|Format:||Book on CD 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
The story, set in 1920s England, examines the wealthy Flyte family through the eyes of Sebastian Flyte's less wealthy school friend Charles Ryder, who is eventually tempted into an extra-marital affair with Sebastian's sister Lady Julia. The novel explores the themes of religious confusion and God's grace during the early twentieth century.
As a student at Oxford, Charles Ryder is captivated by the decadent, aristocratic Sebastian Flyte, who invites him to spend time at his family home#151;the magnificent Brideshead. He becomes infatuated with its eccentric inhabitants, especially Sebastian's sister, Julia, but things begin to unravel when Charles notices cracks in the family's carefully tended veneer: its secrets, its oppressive Catholicism, Sebastian's increasing reliance on alcohol. This remarkable examination of dysfunction and devotion remains one of the great novels of the 20th century.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Upper class families
Catholics -- Fiction.
Male friendship -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| [London] : Prince Frederick, MD :CSA Word;2008
Distributed by Audio Adventures and Landmark Audiobooks,
Read by Jeremy Northam.
4 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.