It is the summer of 1956, and Stevens, an aging English butler, embarks on a holiday that will take him deep into the countryside and into his past. For the first time in three decades, Stevens looks back on his long life of service and finds himself confronting the dark undercurrent in the life of his previous employer, Lord Darlington, and his own conflicted relationship with the housekeeper, Miss Kenton.
A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro?s beautiful and haunting meditation on life between the wars, love denied, and the high cost of duty.
Praise for The Remains of the Day:
?An intricate and dazzling novel.? ?The New York Times
?Brilliant and quietly devastating.? ?Newsweek
?Ishiguro has become one of the finest prose stylists of our time.? ?Michael Ondaatje
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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.From the Inside Flap:
A tragic, spiritual portrait of a perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England. A wonderful, wonderful book.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110140144323
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