Brideshead Revisited

Evelyn Waugh
Illustrated by Harry Brockway
Introduced by A. N. Wilson

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 woodcuts 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

344 pages

Six wood engravings 

Printed two-colour throughout

Plain slipcase

˝ x 6¼˝

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