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    Description'I knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds'. Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent family home, Charles welcomes the attentions of its eccentric, aristocratic inhabitants. But he also discovers a world where duty and desire, faith and earthly happiness are in conflict; a world which threatens to destroy his beloved Sebastian. A scintillating depiction of the decadent, privileged aristocracy prior to the Second World War, "Brideshead Revisited" is widely regarded as Evelyn Waugh's finest work.


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    Title
    Brideshead Revisited
    Subtitle
    The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Evelyn Waugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 225 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241951613
    ISBN 10: 0241951615
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    04 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903. He was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford. In 1928 he published his first work, a life of Dante Gabriel Rosetti, and his first novel, Decline and Fall, which was soon followed by Vile Bodies, Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934) and Scoop (1938). During these years he travelled extensively and published a number of travel books. In 1939 he was commissioned in the Royal Marines and later transferred to the Royal Horse Guards. He went on to write a number of other books, including Brideshead Revisited (1945) and Men at Arms (1952). Evelyn Waugh died in 1966.
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    A wildly entertaining, swooningly funny-sad story Time The Oxford novel ... lush and evocative The Times