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The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day
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  • Author:Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Brand:Vintage
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Seller:Books By the Sea
  • Sales Rank:6,283
  • Format:Unabridged
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:245
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5.1 x 0.4
  • Publication Date:September 12, 1990
  • MPN:9780679731726
  • ISBN:0679731725
  • EAN:9780679731726
  • ASIN:0679731725
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Features:
  • 1993 - Vintage International Books - Paperback
  • The Remains of the Day
  • By Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Winner of the Booker Prize
  • New - Collectible


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
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.
Amazon.com Review
The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence.

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