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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
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Apr 13, 07

bookshelves: re-reads
Read in January, 1999

Both the book and the mini-series are compulsively re-read and re-watchable to me.I like Waugh's more acerbic/comic works as well, but this work, which many dismiss as too sentimental, is my hands-down favorite.

In addition to a delightfully complex set of characters and relationships, there are so many quotes which so perfectly evoke the feeling of longing for a time which has long since past:

"I had been there before. I knew all about it."

"It was as though someone had switched off the wireless, and a voice that had been bawling in my ears incessantly, fatueously, days beyond number, had suddenly been cut short."

"And there I found it that morning, burning anew among the old stones."
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