Brideshead Revisited

Version: Abridged
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Narrator: Jeremy Northam
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Classics
Publisher: CSA Word
Published In: September 2008
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

As a student at Oxford, Charles Ryder is captivated by the decadent, aristocratic Sebastian Flyte, who invites him to spend time at his family home -- the magnificent Brideshead. He becomes infatuated with its eccentric inhabitants, especially Sebastian's sister, Julia, but things begin to unravel when Charles notices cracks in the family's carefully tended veneer: its secrets, its oppressive Catholicism, Sebastian's increasing reliance on alcohol. This remarkable examination of dysfunction and devotion remains one of the great novels of the 20th century.

Author Details

Author Details

Waugh, Evelyn

As a comic writer, satirist and master of English prose, EVELYN WAUGH (1903-1966) has been admired more than any other novelist of his generation. His celebrated novels include "Vile Bodies, A Handful of Dust" and "Scoop." He also wrote numerous travel books and biographies, as well as his "Diaries" and "Letters."