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The remains of the day

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Series: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 349.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Love stories
Romance fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN: 9780307961440 0307961443
OCLC Number: 773021796
Notes: Originally published: London: Faber, 1989.
Description: xxix, 213 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: July 1956. Darlington Hall --
Evening. Salisbury --
Morning. Salisbury --
Afternoon. Mortimer's Pond, Dorset --
Morning. Taunton, Somerset --
Evening. Moscombe, near Tavistock, Devon --
Afternoon. Little Compton, Cornwall --
Evening. Weymouth.
Series Title: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 349.
Responsibility: Kazuo Ishiguro ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie.

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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.

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