The Remains of the Day

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The Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro; Salman Rushdie (Introduction by)

Everyman's Library, Hardcover, 9780307961440, 213pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

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 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.


Praise For The Remains of the Day

“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