The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/04/2010
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Winner of the Booker Prize 1989 After all what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished? In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past... A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Nobel Prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House, of lost causes and lost love. The Remains of the Day is now available as a Faber Modern Classics edition.

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571258246
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 228g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Remains of the Day
Historically interesting
This was a novel with more than one angle to it. On the surface the plot is about a butler and the few days he spends travelling around England. Underneath... READ MORE
Barbie Dunford
The Remains of the Day
A modern classic
‘The Remains of the Day’, an award-winning novel by British author Kazuo Ishiguro, is an exquisite example of a modern classic at its best. The book gives ... READ MORE
Tom West
The Remains of the Day
Musings Of A Bygone Age
Stevens is the butler of Darlington Hall, the residence of Mr Farraday and previously Lord Darlington, one day he decides to take a journey to meet with a ... READ MORE
The Remains of the Day
read it and enjoy it
The Remains of the Day is a wonderfully written, beautifully paced book, taking you on a journey into a secret garden of a lost age, where trust and loyalt... READ MORE
Alison Gibson
The Remains of the Day
Thought provoking
The Remains of the Day
Beautifully paced and written
This is a delightful slow paced musing book that follows Stevens, the head butler at Darlington Hall, as he takes some time to himself and motors down to t... READ MORE
The Remains of the Day
One of the Best Books Ever!
One of my favourite books. Thoughtful, reflective, relaxing yet tense book.
Books Loves
The Remains of the Day
Great book
Just finished reading it. It's a definite page turner. Ishiguro just knows how to write into your head with a musical ear. What I mean is he's a great auth... READ MORE
Ricardo LM
The Remains of the Day
Perfection is the only word for it.
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro This was the first novel by Sir Kazuo Ishiguro that I ever read, it is quite deservedly described as a modern cl... READ MORE
Mary Price
The Remains of the Day
Floating in a sea of words
Kazuo Ishiguro is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. His writing is seamless, it gently flows along unhurried soothing….Stevens is a long serving b... READ MORE
The Remains of the Day
Absolute masterpiece
Stevens, butler to Lord Darlington in Ishiguro’s pre-WW2 portrait of England narrates his experiences in this first person narrative. Some years later, on ... READ MORE
Carol  Groves
The Remains of the Day
Mild spoilers below
** Mild spoilers ** What I find interesting about this book is that it gives moral weight to behaviours that are usually judged on different systems of c... READ MORE
Roman Clodia
The Remains of the Day
So much heart in it
Wow! This was refreshing. Told from the point of view of a 1950s butler, "The Remains of the Day" is suitably stiff and formal in its presentation, but has... READ MORE
Dawn Lewis
The Remains of the Day
Beautifully written
Beautifully written. An absolute joy from cover to cover. Can’t recommend this book highly enough.
Ian Dippie
The Remains of the Day
Quintessentially english
It's been a long time since I last read "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro and what strikes me upon a second reading is that, Ishiguro can really w... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius