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
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Review submitted by: Lisa Champ, Gift Recorder, University Advancement
Rating: Highly Recommended