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The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

ISBN: 0679731725

Title: The Remains of the Day

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

KDL Description:

ISHIGURO

A profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England. Stevens embarks on a motoring trip through the West Country, on an odyssey that evokes disturbing memories of his thirty years of service to Lord Darlington and of the housekeeper, Miss Kenton.

Amazon Description:

The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving “a great gentleman.” But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness” and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served. 

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.