- Prime Student members get £10 off with a spend of £40 or more on Books. Enter code SAVE10 at checkout. Enter code SAVE10 at checkout. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder Paperback – 30 Mar 2000
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"Waugh's most deeply felt novel . . . "Brideshead Revisited "tells an absorbing story in imaginative terms . . . Mr. Waugh is very definitely an artist, with something like a genius for precision and clarity not surpassed by any novelist writing in English in his time." -"New York Times" "A many-faceted book . . . Beautifully [written] by one of the most exhilarating stylists of our time." -"Newsweek" "First and last an enchanting story . . . "Brideshead Revisited" has a magic that is rare in current literature. It is a world in itself, and the reader lives in it and is loath to leave it when the last page is turned." -"Saturday Review" "Evelyn Waugh's most successful novel . . . A memorable work of art." -from the Introduction by Frank Kermode
A gripping story of love, religion, class and war
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Charles Ryder spends his youth enchanted by the wonder and intoxicating freedom of his new-found independence and friends, no more so than the beguiling Sebastian Flyte. But convention and the theological oppressions constricting all areas of Sebastian’s life leads to a long journey of bitter emotional isolation. Charles’ shocking religious conversion at the end of the novel is as raw and powerful as Winston Smith’s brainwashing in Orwell’s 1984.
Ultimately, this is a beautiful novel and Waugh’s prose is possibly the most lyrical and poetic ever written in the English language. Perhaps only Nabokov can rival him.
'The hot spring of anarchy rose from depths where there was no solid earth, and burst into sunlight – a rainbow in its cooling vapours – with a power the rocks could not suppress.'
I enjoyed so much that on completion I obtained a copy of the TV series, which I have yet to enjoy. If you like this sort of story, you'll find it very difficult to put down - I did!
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews