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The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving “a great gentleman.” But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness” and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. A wonderful, wonderful book.

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Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. He is the

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An English butler reflects--sometimes bitterly, sometimes humorously--on his service to a lord between the two world wars and discovers doubts about his master's character and about the ultimate value of his own service to humanity

Synopsis:

“An intricate and dazzling novel.” —The New York Times

 

“Brilliant and quietly devastating.” —Newsweek

 

“A virtuoso performance ... put on with dazzling daring and aplomb.” —The New York Review of Books

 

“A perfect novel. I couldn’t put it down.” —Ann Beattie

 

“The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone ... of a most impressive novelist.” —Julian Barnes

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307576187
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Author:
Kazuo Ishiguro
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
General
Subject:
England Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Domestics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Foreign Languages-ESL
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1989
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
245

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Remains of the Day
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Product details 245 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307576187 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. He is the
"Synopsis" by , An English butler reflects--sometimes bitterly, sometimes humorously--on his service to a lord between the two world wars and discovers doubts about his master's character and about the ultimate value of his own service to humanity
"Synopsis" by , “An intricate and dazzling novel.” —The New York Times

 

“Brilliant and quietly devastating.” —Newsweek

 

“A virtuoso performance ... put on with dazzling daring and aplomb.” —The New York Review of Books

 

“A perfect novel. I couldn’t put it down.” —Ann Beattie

 

“The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone ... of a most impressive novelist.” —Julian Barnes

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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