The Remains of the Day
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film.
This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
From Publishers Weekly
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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.