The remains of the day

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New York : Vintage Books, 1990.
1st Vintage international ed.
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245 pages ; 21 cm.
Rapid City Public Library - Fiction - Adult
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"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd., London, and in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1989"--T.p. verso.
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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ishiguro, K. (1990). The remains of the day (1st Vintage international ed.). Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-. 1990. The Remains of the Day. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-. The Remains of the Day New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day 1st Vintage international ed., Vintage Books, 1990.

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