Remains of the Day (Animal Pride Series)

4.11 avg rating
( 135,449 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780606143042: Remains of the Day (Animal Pride Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

What starts as a straightforward journey into the English countryside becomes a journey into the past for Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall. The climax of his trip is a reunion with his former housekeeper.

The Remains of the Day won the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989 and is also an acclaimed film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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, beautifully crafted novel-- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence.

Review:

"An intricate and dazzling novel." --"The New York Times"
" "
"Brilliant and quietly devastating." --"Newsweek "
" "
"""A virtuoso performance ... put on with dazzling daring and aplomb." --"The New York Review of Books"
" "
"A perfect novel. I couldn't put it down." --Ann Beattie
" "
"The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone ... of a most impressive novelist." --Julian Barnes

An intricate and dazzling novel. "The New York Times"
""
Brilliant and quietly devastating. "Newsweek "
""
" "A virtuoso performance ... put on with dazzling daring and aplomb. "The New York Review of Books"
""
A perfect novel. I couldn t put it down. Ann Beattie
""
The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone ... of a most impressive novelist. Julian Barnes"

An intricate and dazzling novel. The New York Times

Brilliant and quietly devastating. Newsweek

A virtuoso performance ... put on with dazzling daring and aplomb. The New York Review of Books

A perfect novel. I couldn t put it down. Ann Beattie

The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone ... of a most impressive novelist. Julian Barnes"

"An intricate and dazzling novel." --The New York Times

"Brilliant and quietly devastating." --Newsweek

"A virtuoso performance ... put on with dazzling daring and aplomb." --The New York Review of Books

"A perfect novel. I couldn't put it down." --Ann Beattie

"The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone ... of a most impressive novelist." --Julian Barnes

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kazuo Ishiguro
Published by Demco Media (1990)
ISBN 10: 0606143041 ISBN 13: 9780606143042
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Demco Media, 1990. Turtleback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0606143041

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
563.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.62
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds