Brideshead Revisited Study Guide

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited is the story of Charles Ryder, an Oxford history student befriended by Lord Sebastian Flyte. Flyte is the wealthy scion of the declining Marchmain family, once a powerful member of the British peerage. Charles flirts with the life of a nobleman, creating problems for himself and the Marchmains when he dallies with Sebastian's younger sister, Julia. The novel dwells on Roman Catholicism, class, nostalgia, and the history of the peerage.

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