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The Remains of the Day

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Description

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.
 
This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 12, 1990 – Stevens, an elderly butler who has spent 30 years in the service of Lord Darlington, ruminates on the past and inadvertently slackens his rigid grip on his emotions to confront the central issues of his life. PW called this Booker Prize-winner ``a tour de force--both a compelling psychological study and a portrait of a vanished social order.'' Author tour.

Customer Reviews

Great book

Extraordinary novel. If you haven't read it you should.

So very sad...

Perhaps one of the most depressing books of all time. Beautiful, prose, interesting subject. It's terrible to discover, only in the remains of your days, what you did NOT get from life. <sigh>. Poor Stevens.

Perfect

Yes, perfect. This is perhaps one the best stories I have ever read, ever. Sentences feel effortlessly written in a beautiful way, like great ballet. The characters feel so real. It is so easy to read, yet it will break your heart. A sad beautiful story of the human heart. Amazing.

The Remains of the Day
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Sep 23, 1989
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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