Brideshead Revisited

The novel explores themes including nostalgia for the age of English aristocracy, Catholicism, and the nearly overt homosexuality of Sebastian Flyte and 's coterie at Oxford University.

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 0369401263

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryder, most especially his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live in a palatial mansion called Brideshead Castle. Ryder has relationships with two of the Flytes: Sebastian and Julia. The novel explores themes including nostalgia for the age of English aristocracy, Catholicism, and the nearly overt homosexuality of Sebastian Flyte and 's coterie at Oxford University. A faithful and well-received television adaptation of the novel was produced in an 11-part miniseries by Granada Television in 1981.

Brideshead Revisited

Captain Charles Ryder returns to the country estate of Brideshead. There he indulges in a sentimental journey that takes him back twenty years to his schoolmates at Oxford and to his seduction by the Marchmains

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780241284629


Page: 336

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A beautiful clothbound edition of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel of duty and desire set against the backdrop of the faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second World War. 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 Flyte at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognise his spiritual and social distance from them. 'Lush and evocative ... Expresses at once the profundity of change and the indomitable endurance of the human spirit' The Times

A Study Guide for Evelyn Waugh s Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh's novels written before 1945 are typically satiric and filled with dry humor and sarcasm, and many critics view Brideshead Revisited as heralding a change in Waugh's writing style. Brideshead Revisited presents a more ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335550

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Adaptation Revisited

5 Brideshead Revisited ( 1981 ) In 1981 the mournful notes of a plangent , romantic theme rune introduced television audiences to the whispered messages of national loss and decay that echo through Evelyn Waugh's threnody on the decline ...

Author: Sarah Cardwell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719060465

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The classic novel adaptation has long been regarded as a staple of "quality" television. Adaptation Revisited offers a critical reappraisal of this prolific and popular genre, as well as bringing new material into the broader field of Television Studies. The first part of the book surveys the more traditional discourses about adaptation, unearthing the unspoken assumptions and common misconceptions that underlie them. In the second half of the book, the author examines four major British serials: "Brideshead Revisited", "Pride and Prejudice", "Moll Flanders", and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall".

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Book Analysis

Unlock the more straightforward side of Brideshead Revisited with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

Author: Bright Summaries


ISBN: 2808016190

Category: Study Aids

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Brideshead Revisited with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, which chronicles the time that the protagonist, Charles Ryder, spends at the Flyte family estate of Brideshead. After befriending the hedonistic Sebastian Flyte during their university days, Charles becomes acquainted with the rest of the family, and eventually embarks on a tragic romance with Sebastian’s sister Julia, only to be thwarted by the gulf between their differing religious beliefs. Evelyn Waugh was one of the foremost English authors of the interwar period, and is chiefly remembered for his ruthless wit and irreverent satire. Brideshead Revisited was his seventh novel. Find out everything you need to know about Brideshead Revisited in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

The Winged Host

The Conclusion considers how the reader contributes to the layering of memory within the narrative and continues to shift the meaning of the novel.

Author: Ase Anneli Bjorasen



Category: Loss (Psychology) in literature

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This thesis analyses the role of memory in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited to communicate experiences of loss. It traces the impact of trauma on its characters in the aftermath of the First World War in responses to grief, social disillusionment, modernity and despiritualization. It focuses on English society and culture during and relating to the interwar period with particular attention to the circumstances and experiences of the younger generation of the upper class. Brideshead Revisited makes a unique contribution to understanding the perspectives of the young generation of the interwar period and provides significant material for the study of the role of memory in fiction. Drawing connections between modern memory theory, modern and historic trauma theory, spirituality, modernity, place and war, and advancing the theory of subjunctive memory, this thesis examines the collective identity and trauma of Waugh's generation through the examples of Charles Ryder, Sebastian Flyte and Julia Mottram in Brideshead Revisited. The Introduction of this thesis examines the motif of return and analyses the multiple layers of narrative and memory that merge in the novel. Chapter One looks at the relationship between place and narrative within the novel to elucidate Waugh's disillusionment with the modern world during the Second World War. Chapter Two discusses the relationship between morality and motherhood as a method for discussing the use of feminine memory in the novel. Chapter Three analyses the narrative impact of the First World War to discuss the visibility of collective memory and generational trauma in the novel. Chapter Four examines the influence of Waugh's relationship with Alastair Graham on the development and memories of Sebastian Flyte. The Conclusion considers how the reader contributes to the layering of memory within the narrative and continues to shift the meaning of the novel.

Mid century gothic

52 Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, p. x. 53 Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, p. 204. 54 Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, p. 204. 55 Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, p. 212. 56 Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, p. 213. 57 Marina MacKay, Modernism and World ...

Author: Lisa Mullen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1526132796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Mid-Century Gothic offers a fresh perspective on the cultural moment that followed World War II, and discovers a deep sense of unease mingling with optimism about the future. By reassessing the novels, films, visual culture and technologies of the period, the book argues that gothicism itself was redefined by the upstart objects of modernity.

New York Magazine

A FRIEND HAS HER OWN VIEWING strategy for Brideshead Revisited, the extraordinary twelve-and-a-half-hour, eleven-part dramatization of Evelyn Waugh's masterly 1945 novel being aired over the Public Broadcasting Service.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Aiming at Heaven Getting the Earth

In the character of Guy Crouchback , Waugh succeeded in doing what he had failed to do in Brideshead Revisited — create a sincerely devout Catholic , who is neither tiresomely pious , moralistic or naïve , but rather a thoroughly ...

Author: Marian E. Crowe

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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This study analyzes the fiction of four contemporary Catholic novelists: Alice Thomas Ellis, David Lodge, Sara Maitland, and Piers Paul Read.

Catholic Literature An Introduction

Companion Text: Brideshead Revisited (Boston: Little, Brown, 1945) Introduction to the Novel By the way, if you have a chance to see the BBC TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited that was aired in 1981, I recommend it (with the same ...


Publisher: Tumblar House

ISBN: 0971278644



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Telling and Re telling Stories

In Poetica & Cristianesimo, edited by Rafael Jiménez Cataño and Juan José García-Noblejas, 29-70. Roma: Edusc, 2004. Grove, Valerie. A Voyage Round John Mortimer. London: Penguin, 2008. Hart, Jeffrey. “Brideshead Indeed Revisited”.

Author: Paula Baldwin Lind

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892874


Page: 295

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What is the relationship between literature and film? What is meant when speaking about “adapting” a literary work to the screen? Is it possible to adapt? And if so, how? Are there films that have “improved” their literary sources? Is adaptation a “translation” or, rather, a “re-interpretation”? What is the impact of adapting literary classics to a modern context? This collection of articles offers a comprehensive and authoritative study of literary adaptation to film which addresses these and other unresolved questions in the field of Literary Adaptation Studies. Within five different sections, the volume’s international team of contributors offers valuable study cases, suggesting both the continuity and variety of adaptation theories. The first section traces recurring theoretical issues regarding the problems and challenges related to the adaptation of literary works to the particular nature and dynamics of cinema. The second and third parts focus on the specific problems and technical challenges of adapting theatre and narrative works to film and TV series respectively. The fourth section includes the study of Latin American authors whose works have been adapted to the screen. The fifth and final part of the book deals with the structures and devices that film directors use in order to tell stories. The art of telling and re-telling stories, which originated in ancient times, is present throughout this publication, giving shape to the discussion. Adaptations of stories are present everywhere in today’s world, and their development is well told and re-told in this volume, which will definitely interest academics and researchers working in literature and film comparative studies, novelists, screenwriters, film makers, dramatists, theatre directors, postgraduate students, and those researching on topics related to the philosophy of art and aesthetics.

Troubled Legacies

Brideshead Revisited. Dir. Charles Sturridge and Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Prod. Derek Granger. Adapt. from Evelyn Waugh's novel by John Mortimer. Perf. Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick. Granada Television, 1981. Bourdieu, Pierre.

Author: Allan Hepburn

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802091105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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Last wills and testaments create tensions between those who inherit and those who imagine that they should inherit. As Victorian, modern, and contemporary novels amply demonstrate, seldom is more energy expended than at the reading of a will. Whether inheritances bring disappointment or jubilation, they create a pattern for the telling of stories, stories that involve the transmission of legacies - cultural, political, and monetary - from one generation to the next. Troubled Legacies examines these narratives of inheritance in British and Irish fiction from 1800 to the present. The essays in this collection set out to juxtapose legal and novelistic discourse. This reading of literature against law produces intriguing and often provocative assertions about the specific relationship between novels and inheritance. As the contributors argue, novels reinforce property law, an argument bolstered by the examples of women, workers, Jews, and Irishmen dispossessed of their rights and unable to claim their cultural inheritances. Troubled Legacies thoroughly examines the connection between narrative and claims to legal entitlement, a topic that has not, to date, been comprehensively broached in literary studies.

Novels by Evelyn Waugh

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Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230484839


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 19. Chapters: A Handful of Dust, Black Mischief, Brideshead Revisited, Decline and Fall, Helena (1950 novel), Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future, Men at Arms (Evelyn Waugh), Put Out More Flags, Scoop (novel), Scott-King's Modern Europe, Sword of Honour, The Loved One, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, The Temple at Thatch, Vile Bodies. Excerpt: Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945. Waugh wrote that the novel "deals with what is theologically termed 'the operation of Grace', that is to say, the unmerited and unilateral act of love by which God continually calls souls to Himself." This is achieved by an examination of the Roman Catholic aristocratic Marchmain family, as seen by the narrator, Charles Ryder. In various letters, Waugh himself refers to the novel a number of times as his magnum opus; however, in 1950 he wrote to Graham Greene saying "I re-read Brideshead Revisited and was appalled." In Waugh's preface to the 1959 revised edition of Brideshead the author explains the circumstances in which the novel was written, in the six months between December 1943 and June 1944 following a minor parachute accident. He is mildly disparaging of the novel, saying; "It was a bleak period of present privation and threatening disaster - the period of soya beans and Basic English - and in consequence the book is infused with a kind of gluttony, for food and wine, for the splendours of the recent past, and for rhetorical and ornamental language which now, with a full stomach, I find distasteful." In the United States, Brideshead Revisited was the Book of the Month Club selection for January 1946. In 2005, it was chosen by Time magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language...

A Handful of Mischief

Robert Murray Davis, Brideshead Revisited: The PastRedeemed(Boston: Twayne, 1990), 74. 13. Katharyn W. Crabbe, Evelyn Waugh (New York: Continuum, 1988), 95–96. 14. Annette Wirth, The Loss of Traditional Values and Continuance of Faith ...

Author: Donat Gallagher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 161147048X

Category: Literary Collections

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Essays originally presented at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference, held at Hertford College, Oxford, Sept. 24-27, 2003.

Literature Literary History and Cultural Memory

As the opening paragraph of Brideshead Revisited implies , in all its mock arcadian diction , these memory sites can only be revisited and the " peculiar splendor " of their patrician perfection experienced at one remove , just as ...

Author: Herbert Grabes

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823341758


Page: 378

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