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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.



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Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro (???????? or ?? ??) is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature (2017) . His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London. His first novel, , won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, , won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel . His fourth novel, , won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is , a New York Times bestseller. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017. His novels (2000) , and (2005) were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.



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