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The remains of the day / Kazuo Ishiguro ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie.

By: Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.): 349.Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012Description: xxix, 213 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780307961440; 0307961443.Subject(s): Country homes -- Fiction | Household employees -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | Country homes | Household employees | England | FICTION / Classics | FICTION / Historical | FICTION / LiteraryGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Love stories. | Romance fiction. | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Romance fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823/.914
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.
Summary: 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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Originally published: London: Faber, 1989.

Includes bibliographical references.

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.

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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The remains of the day by Ishiguro, Kazuo, ©2010
The remains of the day by Ishiguro, Kazuo, ©2012

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