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Brideshead Revisited : The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder 

Brideshead Revisited : The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

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 Flyte at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, [...]
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Editeur : Penguin Classics

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Relié
Nbr de pages :
336
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14,0 x 20,6 x 2,8 cm
Poids :
450 gr
ISBN 10 :
0241284627
ISBN 13 :
9780241284629
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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 Flyte at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognise his spiritual and social distance from them.

'Lush and evocative ... Expresses at once the profundity of change and the indomitable endurance of the human spirit'
The Times

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Evelyn Waugh's father Arthur was a noted editor and publisher. His only sibling Alec also became a writer of note. In fact, his book ??oeThe Loom of Youth” (1917) a novel about his old boarding school Sherborne caused Evelyn to be expelled from there and placed at Lancing College. He said of his time there, ??oe…the whole of English education when I was brought up was to produce prose writers; it was all we were taught, really.” He went on to Hertford College, Oxford, where he read History. When asked if he took up any sports there he quipped, ??oeI drank for Hertford.”

In 1924 Waugh left Oxford without taking his degree. After inglorious stints as a school teacher (he was dismissed for trying to seduce a school matron and/or inebriation), an apprentice cabinet maker and journalist, he wrote and had published his first novel, ??oeDecline and Fall” in 1928.

In 1928 he married Evelyn Gardiner. She proved unfaithful, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1930. Waugh would derive parts of ??oeA Handful of Dust” from this unhappy time. His second marriage to Audrey Herbert lasted the rest of his life and begat seven children. It was during this time that he converted to Catholicism.

During the thirties Waugh produced one gem after another. From this decade come: ??oeVile Bodies” (1930), ??oeBlack Mischief” (1932), the incomparable ??oeA Handful of Dust” (1934) and ??oeScoop” (1938). After the Second World War he published what is for many his masterpiece, ??oeBrideshead Revisited,” in which his Catholicism took centre stage. ??oeThe Loved One” a scathing satire of the American death industry followed in 1947. After publishing his ??oeSword of Honour Trilogy” about his experiences in World War II - ??oeMen at Arms” (1952), ??oeOfficers and Gentlemen” (1955), ??oeUnconditional Surrender" (1961) - his career was seen to be on the wane. In fact, ??oeBasil Seal Rides Again” (1963) - his last published novel - received little critical or commercial attention.

Evelyn Waugh, considered by many to be the greatest satirical novelist of his day, died on 10 April 1966 at the age of 62.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_W...

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