First printing of the Booker Prize-winner and basis for the Oscar-nominated film by the Japanese-born British novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize.
About-fine in fine jacket.
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
"It seems increasingly likely that I really will undertake the expedition that has been preoccupying my imagination now for some days."
Ishiguro's best-known work was also his first novel set in England. Following a road trip of a butler who reminisces about his work for a recently deceased lord, it is "a provocative examination of England's nostalgic, sentimental myths about its past" (Brian W. Shaffer). The film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, received eight Academy Award nominations. Quite a nice copy of one of the most acclaimed British novels of the late-20th century.
Read more: Shaffer, Reading the Novel in English 1950 - 2000, 157.
London: Faber and Faber, (1989). 8.5'' x 5.25''. Original black paper boards, silver-lettered spine. In original unclipped (£10.99 net) photographic dust jacket with photo by Sam McConnell. , 245 pages. Ink owner name on front endpaper and slight spine lean, else quite lovely.
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