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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read March 18, 2018.

Reread due to this beautiful penguin edition designed by Peter Bentley.
Admired Brideshead much more this time round. Even the Julia half.
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"I had been there before; I knew all about it." 22

"I am very contrite. Aloysius won't speak to me until he sees I am forgiven, so please come to luncheon today. Sebastian Flyte." 32

"The languor of youth - how unique and quintessential it is! How quickly, how irrevocably lost." 77

"Anyway, however you look at it, happiness doesn't seem to have much to do with it, and that's all I want." 87

"once again the gillyflowers bloomed under my windows and the chestnut lit the streets and the warm stones strewed their flakes upon the cobble; but it was not as it had been; there was mid-winter in Sebastian's heart." 135

"Charm is the great English blight... It kills love; it kills art; I greatly fear, my dear Charles, it has killed you" 260
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Reading Progress

August 23, 2013 – Started Reading (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved as: literary (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved as: religion (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved as: british (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved as: mini-series (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved as: depressing (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved as: disappointment (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Shelved as: romance-ish (Other Paperback Edition)
August 23, 2013 – Finished Reading (Other Paperback Edition)
July 29, 2014 – Shelved as: 1001-books-to-re... (Other Paperback Edition)
March 18, 2018 – Started Reading
March 18, 2018 – Shelved
March 18, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Jaline - (on partial hiatus) I read this many years ago, Ailsa - and your terrific review has me adding it for a re-read!


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