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The Remains of the Day by Ishiguro, Kazuo

The Remains of the Day


Kazuo Ishiguro

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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 09/12/1990
ISBN: 9780679731726
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.19w x 0.56d
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee
Award: Man Booker Prize - Winner

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/03/1990
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 101
Entertainment Weekly 03/07/2014 pg. 69

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 16721 / Remains of the Day
Reading Level: 7.9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13