Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited1981

Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945. It follows, from the 1920s to the early 1940s, the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryde… more »



[at Brideshead Hall during the army's occupation of it in World War II]

Lieutenant Hooper:
Did you say you knew this place before?

Charles Ryder:
Yes. Very well. It belongs to friends of mine.

Lieutenant Hooper:
It doesn't make any sense. One family in a place this size - what's the use of it?

Charles Ryder:
I suppose Brigade find it useful.

Lieutenant Hooper:
That's not what it's built for, though, is it?

Charles Ryder:
No, it's *not* what it was built for. Maybe that's one of the pleasures of building. Like having a son. Wondering how he'll grow up. I don't know. I've never built anything. And I've forfeited the right to watch my son grow up. I'm homeless, childless, middle-aged and loveless.

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