The Remains of the Day (Compact Disc)

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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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— Our man Lucas, literary discoverer

Description


The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in post-war 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.

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.

Simon Prebble has worked extensively on British and American television as both actor and narrator.

Praise For…


"A tour de force---both a compelling psychological study and a portrait of a vanished social order." ---Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452638355
ISBN-10: 1452638357
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: June 29th, 2012
Language: English