The Remains of the Day
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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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Extraordinary novel. If you haven't read it you should.
So very sad...
Perhaps one of the most depressing books of all time. Beautiful, prose, interesting subject. It's terrible to discover, only in the remains of your days, what you did NOT get from life. <sigh>. Poor Stevens.
Yes, perfect. This is perhaps one the best stories I have ever read, ever. Sentences feel effortlessly written in a beautiful way, like great ballet. The characters feel so real. It is so easy to read, yet it will break your heart. A sad beautiful story of the human heart. Amazing.