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ISBN13: 9780679731726
ISBN10: 0679731725
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“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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Robin Smith, January 3, 2012 (view all comments by Robin Smith)
This is the novel that made the most impact on me in 2011. It was an enjoyable read, with a rare look at the running of an English Country House before WWII, and has a lot of insight I continue to ponder. It raises questions on many levels as the characters grapple with the challenges their lives bring. Ishiguro's writing is focused and clean, and his first-person narrator's voice never slips. And, on top of all this, the novel has a pensive and peculiar yet rather sweet love story in it. A beautiful book.
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Great and good book.
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Outstanding book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679731726
Author:
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
England
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Domestics
Subject:
England Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.10x5.14x.60 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679731726 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Heralded upon release for its elegance and restraint, The Remains of the Day has become a classic of British literature — and one of my favorite books! Ishiguro's simple, painstakingly precise language beautifully captures a man and an era that prized decorum above truth, with perilous results. A gorgeous novel.

"Review" by , "The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone...of a most impressive novelist."
"Review" by , "Brilliant...a story both beautiful and cruel."
"Review" by , "A perfect novel. I couldn't put it down."
"Review" by , "A virtuoso performance...put on with dazzling daring and aplomb."
"Review" by , "Brilliant and quietly devastating."
"Review" by , "An intricate and dazzling novel."
"Review" by , "One of the best books of the decade."
"Review" by , "One of the best books of the year."
"Review" by , "[T]he novel persuasively implicates a broader section of the ruling class in the rise of fascism while emphasising the complicity of a huge army of subordinates that led ultimately to the Holocaust. This is no mean achievement, of course, but overall The Remains of the Day is less impressive than An Artist of the Floating World whose scheme and form it repeats almost exactly."
"Review" by , "[Stevens] is totally humorless and myopically preoccupied by his job. He should be dull. Mr. Ishiguro makes him immensely interesting by causing him to reveal to the reader what Stevens himself does not understand either about his own conduct or about the activities of the nobleman whom he served devotedly for most of his career. The author maintains this double-vision pattern without ever deviating from the overcareful style that he has created for Stevens, and the effect is funny and sad and ultimately disturbing, for questions of moral responsibility lurk behind the novel's highly polished surface."
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