Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder, was first published in 1945 in England, as well as in the U.S. as a Book Club Edition. This volume is the same. The novel is a sarcastic and witty sendup of the English upper classes with treatises on Catholicism, the aristocracy, and the not-so-subtle homosexual romance of the young Sebastian Flyte at Oxford University. “Mr. Waugh’s plot is cooked and calculated, and his manner is deliberately soufflé,’ writes Christopher Morley in a review. “If you need to put social serious feeling into it you’ve got to put it there yourself.” It was chosen by Time magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels from 1923 to the present and by Newsweek as one of the 100 best books of world literature.
Very fine edition, near-mint with original dust jacket covered in protective Mylar. Includes Book-of-the-Month Club News review insert.