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The Remains of the Day (Hardcover)
"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
— Our man Lucas, literary discoverer
Read his full review Between the Covers
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 the author of six novels, including the international best-seller Never Let Me Go. He received an OBE for service to literature and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
“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