Brideshead Revisited is a novel by English author Evelyn Waugh that was first published in 1945. It portrays upper-class Britain from the post-war 1920s into the World War II years and focuses on Charles Ryder, whose friendship with the wealthy Flyte family shapes his lifelong search for love. Brideshead Revisited is routinely included on “Top 100 English-language novels of the 20th century” lists and was the basis for a popular miniseries adaptation in 1981 as well as a more recent film rendering in 2008.


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