Brideshead Revisited (Abridged / Compact Disc)

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"Brideshead Revisited" is a timeless classic which has inspired countless adaptations due to its emotive and masterfully-crafted narrative. A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the glamorous upper-class world prior to the Second World War, Waugh's most famous novel is partly autobiographical and is a gripping study of aristocratic life behind closed doors.The story begins in 1925 at Oxford where Charles Ryder is befriended by the louche and flamboyant Sebastian Flyte, son of Lord and Lady Marchmain. Charles is quicklyseduced by his friend's opulent and glamorous world and thrilled by an invitation to Brideshead, the Marchmain's magnificent ancestral home. Beguiled by his surroundings, Charles becomes infatuated with Sebastian's beautiful sister Julia. As his emotional attachment to the young Marchmains grows, Charles finds himself increasingly at odds with the family's strongest bond: a deep and abiding Catholic faith. The reader Jeremy Northam is a well-established British film and television actor, and appeared in "Gosford Park" and "The Tudors.

About the Author

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was a highly-acclaimed British novelist, essayist and journalist.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781906147266
ISBN-10: 1906147264
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Canongate UK
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 1
Language: English
Series: CSA Word Classic