Friday, September 17, 2010

Feature Fridays

Today's classic is Brideshead Revisited (1945) by Evelyn Waugh.

The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.

In 2005, Brideshead Revisited was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to present.

Have you read this classic (or seen the 2008 movie adaptation starring Matthew Goode)?

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