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The Resource The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie

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

Label
The remains of the day
Title
The remains of the day
Statement of responsibility
Kazuo Ishiguro ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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
Theme
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 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
349
Target audience
adult
Label
The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Faber, 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
5661710
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxix, 213 p.
Isbn
9780307961440
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012020822
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773021796
  • (OCoLC)773021796
Label
The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Faber, 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
5661710
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxix, 213 p.
Isbn
9780307961440
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012020822
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773021796
  • (OCoLC)773021796

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