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The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro

Label
The remains of the day
Title
The remains of the day
Statement of responsibility
Kazuo Ishiguro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence
Summary
Stevens, an aging butler dedicated to the dignity of his profession, takes to the road to convince Ms. Bent -- a now-married former housekeeper -- to resume her duties at Darlington Hall. As Stevens journeys, he reflects on their prior acquaintance; his memories reveal Stevens’ deeply personal desires, and how he has rewritten events to maintain his ideal image of service and discretion. -- Description by Kimberly S. Burton
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booker Prize, 1989.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1990.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035775
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6059.S5
LC item number
R46 1990
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Vintage international
Target audience
adult
Label
The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd., London, and in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1989"--T.p. verso
Control code
134090
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780679731726
Lccn
90050177
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm21561978
  • (OCoLC)21561978
Label
The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd., London, and in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1989"--T.p. verso
Control code
134090
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage international ed.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780679731726
Lccn
90050177
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm21561978
  • (OCoLC)21561978

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