"A many-faceted book....beautifully told by one of the most exhilarating stylists of our time."
"Heartbreakingly beautiful....The 20th century's finest English novel."
—Los Angeles Times
"A genuine literary masterpiece....Brideshead Revisited is actually a wildly entertaining, swooningly funny-sad story about an iumpressionable young man, Charles Ryder, who goes to Oxford in the 1930s and falls in love with a family: the wealthy, eccentric, aristocratic Flytes, owners of a grand old country house called Brideshead....Told in flashbacks from the dark days of World War II, the novel is aglimmer with the guttering candle glow of an elegant age that was already passing away."—Lev Grossman, TIME
"Evelyn Waugh's finest achievement."
—John K. Hutchens
, New York Times