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August Meet-up: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Hope you can join us in August! Carissa

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh-In this classic tale of British life between the World Wars, Waugh parts company with the satire of his earlier works to examine affairs of the heart. Charles Ryder finds himself stationed at Brideshead, the family seat of Lord and Lady Marchmain. Exhausted by the war, he takes refuge in recalling his time spent with the heirs to the estate before the war--years spent enthralled by the beautiful but dissolute Sebastian and later in a more conventional relationship with Sebastian's sister Julia. Ryder portrays a family divided by an uncertain investment in Roman Catholicism and by their confusion over where the elite fit in the modern world.

Evelyn Waugh [masked]) was born into a publishing family in Hampstead, England, and educated at Oxford. After a brief stint as a schoolmaster, he turned to writing. His biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti appeared in 1928, but it was his sensational first novel, Decline and Fall, published the same year, that set the course for his career. Waugh wrote sixteen novels, including The Loved One, Scoop, and Brideshead Revisited.                        

Evelyn Waugh's best-loved novel and the basis for the PBS television production, Brideshead Revisited, the epic story of a great Catholic family in a doomed aristocratic age.

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  • Garrick S.

    I love this group. We touched on themes of the book from religion of the time to the writing style and...
    Hey Jeni the Book I was thinking about is "The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey" by Spencer Wells. Also there was a 1hr show "The human family tree" from National Geographic that you can find on youtube

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • Robin

    Great discussion. Covered many aspects and themes of the novel. This is a nice learned bunch.

    2 · August 27, 2014

  • Carissa

    Fantastic discussion this evening! Thanks everyone for coming out. A very big thank you to Katie for leading our discussion. Great job Katie, your a natural! Thanks to Jeni for assisting as well with the crazy vote! Can't wait for next month!

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Janelle B

    Desperately trying to finish while at work, but I don't think I'll be able to :(

    I'm sorry, but if anyone wants to have a drink and chat about the book over the weekend, let me know!

    August 26, 2014

  • Jeni

    Gonna be a bit late, as I have a dentist appointment, but will be there :)

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Melissa

    Sadly my boss just scheduled a last minute meeting on top of this meeting but I hope to make the next one!

    August 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also really sorry to miss out- I finished the book but also woke up with the flu and don't want to get anyone sick. I hope someone can take this spot.

    August 25, 2014

  • Melissa O.

    I'm so sorry to miss out on this one - I'm home sick today with a stomach flu and just don't think I'll be up for it tomorrow.

    1 · August 25, 2014

    • Carissa

      Hope you feel better Melissa! We'll miss you!

      August 25, 2014

  • Brittany

    Unfortunately, there's no way I can finish on time:( Sorry for taking up a spot, I really thought I could until yesterday.

    August 25, 2014

  • Sarah

    I wasn't able to vote for August as the poll closed today. My vote is for Mrs. Dalloway.

    July 1, 2014

    • Carissa

      Hi Sarah, the poll has been closed. You will be able to vote for the September pick though! Carissa

      July 1, 2014

  • Brittany

    Can I do a +1?

    June 25, 2014

    • Carissa

      You may bring a +1 if there are slots open on the day of the event. For now, spots are reserved for book club members!

      June 25, 2014

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