The Remains of the Day

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 15, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages
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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.
 

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The is quite a book. It gives a great perspective on the operations of a high-end house in the 1920s-1950s. Written from the perspective of a butler, it is both enjoyable and poignant. Read full review

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A very readable, entertaining, thoughtful book, which slowly reveals its narrator. I am left sad for him, but cognizant of his enduring spirit. A beautiful homage. Read full review

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Kazuo Ishiguro is the 2017 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages. Both The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have sold more than 1 million copies, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films. Ishiguro's other work includes The Buried Giant, Nocturnes, A Pale View of the Hills, and An Artist of the Floating World.

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