Aristocratic privilege stands on a precipice in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, a nostalgic study of class and character, newly illustrated with Harry Brockway’s stylised wood engravings for this Folio Society edition.
Charles Ryder’s cousin warned him against taking rooms on the ground floor of his Oxford college, so when the young Lord Sebastian Flyte is sick through his window, it seems he should have heeded the advice. However, no one is immune to Sebastian's inimitable charm and soon a relationship develops that will change Charles's life for ever. Chosen as one of Time magazine's 100 greatest novels of all time, this is Waugh’s most popular book, combining aching sympathy for the passing of privilege with the best of his razor-sharp wit.
Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with printed Modigliani paper sides
Set in Dante
Six wood engravings
Printed two-colour throughout
9½˝ x 6¼˝