Evelyn Waugh's classic tale of love and the loss of innocence.
The novel was first published in 1945 and was adapted for television in 1981 and for film 2008. The Times describes the novel as "Lush and evocative... The Oxford novel".
The novel takes place in Oxford and London, from 1923 towards the end of World War 2. Charles Ryder is a lonely student in Oxford who meets and gets captivated by Sebastian Flyte, an eccentric, decadent and absolutely charming upper-class young man.
Just like poetry
Some parts of the book are brilliant poetry, for example, in Charles' early reflection of Sebastian:
"He was entrancing, with that epicene beauty which in extreme youth sings aloud for love and withers at the first cold wind."
It is a lovely story to read, to watch or listen to. Jeremy Irons narration in the audio book is like the sweetest music, and it is such a delightful way to improve your English skills.