The remains of the day

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Vintage Books, 1990 - Fiction - 245 pages
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BOOKER PRIZE WINNER - From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is "an intricate and dazzling novel" (The New York Times) about the perfect butler and his fading, insular world in post-World War II England.

This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of a butler named Stevens. 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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User Review  - AngelaLam - LibraryThing

A technical masterpiece about a WWI and WWI English butler, Mr. Stevens, who devotes his life to the dignity of serving Lord Darlington, an English gentleman with interest in world affairs. Mr ... Read full review

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User Review  - renbedell - LibraryThing

A slice of life-like story about a butler in England reminiscing about a previous employer and his interactions with the rest of the staff. The book jumps back and forth between the memoir part and ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of five novels, including The Remains of the Day, an international bestseller that won the Booker Prize and was adapted into an award-winning film. Ishiguro's work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. In 1995, he received an Order of the British Empire for service to literature, and in 1998 was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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