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The remains of the day / Kazuo Ishiguro ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie.
By: Ishiguro, Kazuo.Material type: BookSeries: Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 1989Description: 258 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780571258246 (pbk.).Subject(s): Country homes -- Fiction | Household employees -- FictionDDC classification: 823.914 ISH
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Originally published: London: Faber, 1989.
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.