9780679731726

The Remains of the Day

  • ISBN 13:

    9780679731726

  • ISBN 10:

    0679731725

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 09/12/1990
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

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Summary

The Remains of the Dayis 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 Darlingtonrs"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.

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