Title: Brideshead Revisited
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Tells the story of Charles Ryder’s infatuation with the Marchmain family and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.
Waugh tells the story of the Marchmain family. Aristocratic, beautiful and charming, the Marchmains are indeed a symbol of England and her decline in this novel of the upper class of the 1920s and the abdication of responsibility in the 1930s.