The Remains of the Day (Hardcover)

By Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie (Introduction by)
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"This book manages to keep a fairly bright tone throughout
even though it deals with subjects such as unrequited love, family
death, and a very ugly class society that no one should ever want to
take part in....
I would recommend
this book to anybody who is interested in equality, human rights, or to
anybody looking for an emotionally satisfying read.
" ~ Lucas

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Description


An elegant Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize, a bestseller and a perpetually strong backlist title, and the basis for an award-winning film—with full-cloth binding, a silk ribbon marker, a chronology, and a new introduction by Salman Rushdie.

Here 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.

About the Author


Kazuo Ishiguro is thw author of four previous novels, including TheRemains of the Day, which won the Booker Prize, and An Artist of the Floating World, which won the Whitbread Award. He lives in London.

Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels: G"rimus, Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury", and one work of short stories titled "East, West." He has also published four works of nonfiction: T"he Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, " and "Mirrorwork" (co-edited with Elizabeth West).

Praise For…


“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307961440
ISBN-10: 0307961443
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 213
Language: English