Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel about a post-World War I generation and their lives in a changing world between the wars. The narrator, Charles Ryder, meets Sebastian Flyte at Oxford in the 1920s, and his life changes forever as it becomes inextricably bound by the fortunes of Sebastian's Catholic upper-class family. Religious faith (or the lack of it) plays a large part in the novel's events. It's sentimental and at times highly romantic. Has become a classic, though it's solemn and mainly humorless. Et in arcadio ego.

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