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Remains Of The Day

Author: Ishiguro, Kazuo
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Language: English
Length: 272 Pages
Publisher: FABER
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is the story of Stevens, the perfect English Butler, whose perfect professionalism comes in the way of his personal life and love. James Stevens has served as Butler at Darlington Hall for several years. Now, Darlington hall has passed onto the hands of an American, Mr. Farraday, who wants him to remain in his employment. Mr. Farraday lends him his car and encourages him to take a trip, a well-earned break from his duties. Stevens accepts the offer and sets out on a journey. At this time, he receives a letter from Miss. Kenton who was the housekeeper at Darlington Hall till just before the outbreak of the Second World War. As he starts on his journey that also proves to be the journey of exploration of his own life, his career, his relationship with his former employer, and his love for Miss. Kenton.


Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese-born British writer and one of the most celebrated novelists in the world. He is the recipient of the 1989 Man Booker Prize for his novel, The Remains of The Day. An Artist of the Floating World is set in Japan during the reconstruction period after Japan’s surrender in 1945. The Remains of the Day is set in England during the years leading up to the Second World War and the years after the War. The author was born in 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan. Ishiguro graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Arts.  He also has a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Most of his novels are set in the past, especially in the pre and post second world war setting and they are written in first-person narrative style. Ishiguro is married to Lorna MacDougall, a social worker. They have a daughter, Naomi, and live in London.

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Author Ishiguro, Kazuo
Book Details
Publisher FABER
Imprint FABER
Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13 9780571258246
ISBN-10 0571258247
Language English
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 272 Pages
Dimensions
Width 4.96 inch
Height 0.71 inch
Weight 208 g
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Unforgettable...

Let me tell you, this is an incredibly touching story. Having read it, i'm sure this would remain a favourite of mine for years to come. you may not find the idea that the book is about an ageing butler very interesting. but quite surprisingly it gets you thinking. If you are not able to finish the book quickly,do be patient, the work deserves your time. Can you imagine the kind of loyalty n faith it takes a man to spend his life in its entirety for someone else? I'm positive that people of our generation cannot possibly understand such selflessness and here is a man who forgets to live for himself...

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Good one

This goes in the good category of the novels i have read. It talks about the butler system in England. The plot is well laid out. The protagonist recalls his experiences, who is a butler. One might redefine the meaning of 'dignity' after reading this novel. Language is good. I would definitely recommend this as part of academic curriculum.

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Classic

The novel never goes out of the way to build the story through the flashbacks and travelogue of an old butler on a journey. Loyalty, dignity, relationships, politics and even romance were discussed in the most astonishing style devoid of the cheap theatrics.

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An average read

"The Remains of the Day" is the story of an English butler reminiscing about his past employer and his associations as well as his own professional life. Although very well written in terms of the narration, the book just makes for an average read. It neither thrills nor excites. It is kind of like an uninteresting monologue.

It sure does give insights into various characters like a character study but nothing beyond that.

Pick it up if you have nothing better to read on a lazy summer afternoon!

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