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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Charles Ryder meets Sebastian, a member of the aristocratic Flyte family, at Oxford. He then begins to spend time at the family home, Brideshead, where he is welcomed into the fold and enjoys a decadent high-society lifestyle. Things start to unravel, however, when Charles notices the cracks in the veneer: his perception of the naivety of the family's devotion to the Catholic faith, and his friend's increasing drink habit. Examining the complexity of relationships and the strength of belief, "Brideshead Revisited" is an intense semi-autobiographical listen as well as a riveting one.