* Brideshead Revisited is the chronicle of a man named Charles Ryder and his association with an aristocratic English family between World War I and World War II.
* The novel begins with Captain Charles Ryder of the British Army organizing his troops to move out to an undisclosed location.
* It is 1943 and Ryder is a man with little enthusiasm for his mission or his life in general. He does not even question where he and his men are heading.
* An overnight train trip from Scotland positions Ryder and his men at a location in England which Charles has visited before.
* Charles is a man plagued by melancholy. Although he is committed to performing his military duties, he takes no interest in strategy or tactics and compares his service to that of a husband who no longer has any affection for a once-beloved wife.
* The troops are to set...
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