Brideshead Revisited Author:Evelyn Waugh British World War II captain Charles Ryder's vivid memories of the Brideshead estate--and his attachments with the Marchmain family, who lived there--unfold in a beguiling story of love and loss in Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited. — White attending Oxford, Charles falls under the enigmatic spell of the Marquis de Marchmain's younge... more »st son, the exquisite Lord Sebastian Flyte. Their romantic friendship blossoms in scenes of great elegance, depicting the languor of wealth and desultory pleasures of the privileged class.
But the young men's halcyon days gradually give way to years of forment, as Charles becomes enmeshed in teh lives of the Marchmains, succumbing to the enchantment of an entire family of eccentrics and sinners. He also finds himself entangled inan erotic and religious crisis with Sebastian's beautiful and married sister, Julia. Through tragedy and revelation, Waugh's characters grope their various ways toward the Roman Catholic church.
Popularized in the dazzling BBC miniseries of the early 1980s, Brideshead Revisited tells and rich and intimate story of painful sexual awakening, emotional exploration, and spiritual crisis.« less