Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Here's perhaps the first chance we have had to make Waugh an item for big sales. Contradictory as it may sound, this may well be the most popular book Waugh has written and at the same time the most serious. There is none of the intense if sterile brilliance of his earlier books — their world of sybaritic pleasures and empty lives. Here, if unobtrusively, is the corrective of faith — Waugh, as ... Read full review

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A remarkable literary feat, 'Brideshead' explores memorable characters and deep theological issues with a deft touch. While there is a sincere religious focus to the book, the plot and language employed by E. Waugh are of such a caliber that even irreligious readers will not resist being impressed. 

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