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From Kazuo Ishiguro, a tragic, spiritual portrait of the perfect English butler and his reaction to his fading insular world in post-war England.

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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 in post-war 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 tour de force---both a compelling psychological study and a portrait of a vanished social order." ---Publishers Weekly

"An intricate and dazzling novel." ---The New York Times

"Brilliant and quietly devastating." ---Newsweek

"A virtuoso performance . . . put on with dazzling daring and aplomb." ---The New York Times Review of Books

"A perfect novel. I couldn't put it down." ---Ann Beattie

"The novel rests firmly on the narrative sophistication and flawless control of tone . . . of a most impressive novelist." ---Julian Barnes
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The Remains of the Day

Author Kazuo Ishiguro

Narrated by Simon Prebble

Publication date Jun 29, 2012

Running time 8 hrs

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