THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, by Kazuo Ishiguro - 1989 [Signed 1st Ed]

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The Remains of the Day

by Kazuo Ishiro 

SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Inscribed by author on title page. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with VERY GOOD+ DJ.

  • ISBN: 0394573439
  • Volume is quarter-bound in blue cloth and features gilt on spine and gray covers, as well as great illustrated DJ.
  • Book exhibits minor overall aging and minimal wear.
  • Covers display mild overall toning, a little more along edges.
  • Back board shows a slight bump to foot corner. (See photos)
  • Spine shows gentle toning to ends, as well as some dust.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Interior exhibits minimal toning. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • First pages of text (pgs 6-12) show some foxing along fore edge, difficult to catch on photo. (See photos)
  • Text block edges have red ink along head, which is also a little dusty, and are deckled along front. Fore edge and foot are foxed. 
  • DJ shows faint toning, and minimal edgewear, with bump to foot corner of back minimally showing on DJ. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20200110

245 pages. 5.75 x 8.5 inches.

Volume is quarter-bound in blue cloth, and features gilt on gray covers and spine, as well as color illustrated DJ.

A novel of memories, recollections and meditation on the responsibilities of any man on a moral and emotional level, this is claimed to be the author's finest. Featuring the adventures of an English butler who reflects on his past life in the service of an English gentleman, the story unfolds as the butler starts a new life in the service of an American businessman, the new owner of the premises. His memories are brought to life with especially vivid intensity as he meets again the former housekeeper, Miss Kenton, with whom he had shared a special friendship, and discusses with her both their past, and their new lives.

The work received the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989. A film adaptation of the novel, made in 1993 and starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, was nominated for eight Academy Awards. [Wikipedia]

Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954) is an English novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer. Japanese-born, he set his first novels in Japan, yet felt little affinity with a culture that had been his for only the first five years of his life. Consequently, the greater part of his literary works is British in essence and characters, even though he expressed the slight cultural difference which could never be entirely overcome. 

EDITION POINTS: Signed First Edition.


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