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Contemporary / British English
It is the summer of 1956, and the ageing butler of Darlington Hall takes a rare holiday. But it is a journey that will also take him deep into his past. The Remains of the Day is a remarkable story: a man’s exploration of his own life, and his heart-breaking attempt to make sense of it.
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The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second world war, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him--oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, beautifully crafted novel-- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence.Review:
"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 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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