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Book Review of Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited
Brideshead Revisited
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2

Probably his best-remembered work due to the PBS television series, it is also one of his more serious, although it has its moments of jocularity. The story, narrated by the friend of an upper-class dipsomaniac, begins and ends just before D-Day. Put another way it might be subtitled How to be a fall-down drunkard with or without money. On second thought, I dont believe that he actually falls down. It is a novel of the disintegration of a once elite family. For the narrator, Brideshead, like a bad pence, constantly returns, forcing its way onto his beaten path. Nevertheless, it remains as one of his best novels for its development of characters: both principal and supporting.