Monday, July 26, 2010

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited opens at the end of WWII with Captain Charles Ryder and his troops in the English countryside as they happen upon a dilapidated family castle – Brideshead. While remembering the former beauty of the castle, Capt. Ryder takes us on a journey back to the time he spent there and to the family he became so very entrenched with. Exploring religion, Catholic zealotry and its effects on the members of a family, differing types of love, alcoholism, homosexuality, the decline of British aristocracy and so much more, Brideshead Revisited is beautifully written and a captivating read.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR6045.A97 B73 1945
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Lisa Champ, Gift Recorder, University Advancement
Rating: Highly Recommended

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