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The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

A compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in 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 has served.

 

About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in November 1954 but moved to Britain in 1960. His books include An Artist of the Floating World (1986), The Remains of the Day (1989), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1998. He lives in London.

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