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The Remains of the Day (Paperback)

| Vintage Books | 9/12/1990

ISBN-10 : 0679731725   ISBN-13 : 9780679731726   List Price : $16.00

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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.

------------Book Description-------------
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.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10 : 0679731725
  • ISBN-13 : 9780679731726
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Pages : 256
  • Dimensions : 5.24 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.75 (d)