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The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh s masterpiece a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire Through the story of Charles Ryder s entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh s early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity

9 thoughts on “Brideshead Revisited (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Evelyn Waugh, Jeremy Irons, Hachette Audio UK: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Onosecond Onosecond says:

    the closest thing prose can come to poetry like drowning in honey it is so beautifully written read and re read countless times, and every reading takes you through that hidden door to the secret garden lifts the spirits in a world increasingly devoid of beauty.

  2. David Brookes David Brookes says:

    Less drab than I imagined, this post war book had a great balance of bleak war stuff and jazzy estate house stuff Fancy Gatsby style goings on and some really great characters, well drawn and memorable The story moves well, and seems to be powered by nostalgia, which is a big deal at the moment because we all hate the world we re living in, too Except that schlub in the White House, am I right Anyway, it s good stuff It feels contemporary than I expected, not at all dry, and is actually About Something Great opening, great ending Recommended.8 10David BrookesAuthor of Cycles of Udaipur

  3. biorganicenergy.co Customer biorganicenergy.co Customer says:

    I wasn t expecting to enjoy this as having watched an episode on television many years ago, I expected to be totally dull However, it was a book club read so in I went, with great reluctance It proved different though and after wading through the first few chapters, I became involved with the characters and their individual situations.Told in the first person by Charles Ryder and set initially around 30 s before World War 2, the so called Golden Age A middle class painter, Charles finds himself very much infatuated by the Marchmains and their rather privileged lifestyles It indicates that all is not as it seems within the family Themes of homosexuality, strong religious beliefs, alcoholism are threads throughout I really enjoyed this book but couldn t give it a 5 because I found the beginning rather tediousbut that was probably due to me and my initial reluctance to read it.Do I recommend it Give it a go You could well be surprised as I was.

  4. Stiven Skyrah Stiven Skyrah 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 rainforest Not only are Catholics a minority in Britain, but the Anglican Church is the official state sponsored religion.It s a great book and, of course, it s been made into a Masterpiece Theater series years ago There are many reviews of this work already, so just to illustrate the excellent writing, I will just say that I think the romantic episode on an ocean liner during a storm at sea her husband is absent his wife is laid up with seasickness is the most romantic passage I can think of in literature.

  5. Pauline Butcher Bird Pauline Butcher Bird says:

    I came to this supposedly modern classic ready to be stunned Instead I was bored through all the sections about Sebastian s alcoholism that went on for over a hundred pages and was never resolved And because the book was written in 1945, the homosexual relationship between Sebastian and Charles, the narrator, can only be inferred, never confirmed Therefore, the love story in the novel is transferred to Sebastian s sister, his carbon copy who is a ghost like woman only known to us as a neurotic and religious zealot The best part of the novel occurs at Oxford University where the very camp characters do at least bring life to the page 2 10.

  6. S Riaz S Riaz says:

    A novel which the author himself referred to as both his magnum opus and, on re reading it, appalling is intriguing Having read this novel several times, I always come back to it as Charles Ryder returned to Brideshead with a host of memories and a feeling of great warmth This was the novel which made me fall deeply in love with literature and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful books ever written.The novel begins when Charles Ryder is billeted on an unknown country estate during WWII, which turns out to be Brideshead, a place he knew well The story then unfolds of his meeting of the young Lord Sebastian Flyte at Oxford and his coming under the spell of the Marchmain family and of Brideshead itself As the young promise of Sebastian declines into drink, Charles leaves Oxford and becomes an architectural artist, before finding that his relations with the family are not yet over when he meets Sebastian s sister Julia on a ship returning from New York.Evelyn Waugh looks at many themes in this novel love, loss, family and religion all intertwine and interweave in this story Of course, Waugh was a committed convert to the Catholic faith and religion lies heavily on virtually every page of this book Divorce, conversion and the pressure of religion are all present Lord Marchmain, living abroad with his mistress, does not enter the novel for some time, but he haunts the pages and his eventual return to Brideshead and death scene are a pivotal part of the book This can be criticised for being about the aristocracy Waugh himself wrote it during the war during a time of restrictions and privations and the glamour and wealth of a past life pour from the pages or not being relevant, but the themes of disappointment, love, religion and loss are things we have all experienced.If you are interested in reading about the family and house on which Evelyn Waugh based Brideshead Revisited you might enjoyMad World Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead although it is now available on kindle, it is a text only version and so I would personally recommend the book, which contains the illustrations If you are coming to this book for the first time I envy you enjoy.

  7. Jacky P. Jacky P. says:

    Having seen the television series of Brideshead Revisited and having loved it , I decided many many years later to read the book What a delight The most beautifully written book I think I have ever read.I did so enjoy it, even though I knew the story

  8. Mr. Derek G. Drew Mr. Derek G. Drew says:

    Better critics than myself have praised Waugh s masterpiece Sure it s nostalgic, but none the worse for that It s exploration of relationships and responses to beliefs and traditions reflects the best of 20th century writing The conclusion prompted me to buy the video starring some of the best artists of the period.

  9. Bruggadung Bruggadung says:

    Regrettably there is no current edition in print, and I am gathering class sets for my classes That said, the delivery of this was quick The novel reached its apogee of popularity with the serialization back in the 80s, but it bears a re read for those of who experienced it in that vintage, and for younger readers it shows a different side to the usual light humour of Evelyn Waugh a wistful yearning for a romanticized time that has passed will always be topical as the speed of change accelerates through the 21st Century.