Brideshead Revisited The Sacred and Profane Memories of

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 at Oxford then by his doomed Catholic family in particular his remote sister Julia Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them


About the Author: Evelyn Waugh

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 “The 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 “the whole of English education when I was brought up was to produce prose writers; it was al



10 thoughts on “Brideshead Revisited The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

  1. says:

    Please note contains spoilers One's head is rather spinning there are so many terribly good things and likewise so very much abject wretchedness it's hard to begin Let us try1 This book is the twisted story of a homosexual affair which I was truly not expecting it to be It's famously set amongst the upper classes firstly in Oxford so you ge


  2. says:

    Our narrator a non Catholic officer based on the home front in World War II Britain revisits a mansion he first visited as a young man and reflects back on his close relationship with a Catholic family A non Catholic himself he reports to us about their habits and customs almost as if he were an anthropologist visiting a tribe in the tropical


  3. says:

    I just finished rereading Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited a book I pick up every couple of years or so This time I read it because of the new movie version movie the one with Emma Thompson as the Lady Marchmain Flyte As a critic I get to see a pre screening of the new movie on Tuesday; I am taking Dr Steve Also I am a huge fan of the orig


  4. says:

    Brideshead Revisited is almost the opposite of Waugh's own Vile BodiesBright Young Things in that it starts off as a tragedy or at least pretty damn close to E M Forster's Maurice terrain thus tres tragiue and ends in such a jubilant comedic form sorry for this mega old spoiler It seems to me that Waugh is a master of Contrasts it works all too w


  5. says:

    255When I first started reading this book I was puzzled lost even in my effort to find what exactly the author was attempting As time and pages passed I grew horribly angry with it all and wondered if I would be able to finish and review the story without a note of fury running through it and wrecking what analysis I could present Now that I've fin


  6. says:

    I finished this excellent book weeks ago but I have been stuck on how to review it I sometimes have problems writing about the books I really like and I loved this novel I was familiar with the plot having seen the 2008 movie but I didn't expect to love the book as much as I did or to get so completely immersed in the storyI even loved the names of t


  7. says:

    From one Sacred And Profane book The Sacred and Profane Love Machine to the next Charles and Sebastian sitting in a tree K I S S I N G well maybe not uite Let's try this again I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me he's just a poor boy from a poor no definitely not from a poor family Sigh how can anyone help but love little lost boyspoiled bratdrunkard Se


  8. says:

    Evocative and nostalgic tale infused with religion and homosexuality and hence passion betrayal and guilt The later part about Charles and Celia and then Charles and Julia is subtle realistic and sad than the light frivolity of Oxford daysHollinghurst's The Stranger's Child has many echoes of this review here It's five years since I last read this but a


  9. says:

    Just as Charles Ryder is seduced by the aristocratic Marchmain family in Brideshead Revisited I was seduced by Evelyn Waugh’s gorgeous prose elegy to lost youth and dreams and the glamorous between the wars setting The pacing is strange but it’s hinted at in the subtitle “The Sacred Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder” Memories are sporadic a


  10. says:

    A laborious read that didn't hold my attention and became of a chore than a pleasure therefore 30 % through I made decision that this modern classic just didn't fit me I have learned after many years of reading that its OK not to like a book that others have loved I download this on Audio and was uite excited when as it was narrated by Jeremy Irons and fr


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