12 July 2011
Brideshead Revisited (The Brookner Edition)
I couldn't resist buying this remaindered copy of Brideshead Revisited this past weekend. If I think to much about the cover I don't think it really has much to do with the text. Although I love the image on the cover, I think it over emphasizes the time Sebastian and Charles spent at Oxford. Makes it look like it is going to be an academic novel.
This is perhaps the only film tie-in book cover I am not ashamed of. The television series was so amazing and led me to Brideshead in the first place. I have had this copy for probably 20 years at least.
And some of you may remember these two copies I picked up at a school book sale a few months ago.
Which one do you like the best?
Oh right, the Anita Brookner connection. This was a tough one. Hard to find a connection between Evelyn Waugh and Anita Brookner. When I did some Googling I kept coming up with hits for all of your blogs that mention Brookner and Waugh on the same page. The only connection I was able to find is that Diana Quick who played Lady Julia Flyte in the television series also voiced a Brookner audiobook (Undue Influence) in 2000.
How is that for an iron-clad connection?