9780316926348

Brideshead Revisited

Waugh, Evelyn

ISBN 10: 0316926345 / 0-316-92634-5
ISBN 13: 9780316926348
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
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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.

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One of Waugh's most famous books, Brideshead Revisited tells the story of the difficult loves of insular Englishman Charles Ryder, and his peculiarly intense relationship with the wealthy but dysfunctional family that inhabited Brideshead. Taking place in the years before World War II, Brideshead Revisited shows us a part of upper-class English culture that has been disappearing steadily.

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