The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day

Librarian's note: See alternate cover edition of ISBN 0571225381 here.

In the summer of 1956, Stevens, a long-serving butler at Darlington Hall, decides to take a motoring trip through the West Country. The six-day excursion becomes a journey into the past of Stevens and England, a past that takes in fascism, two world wars, and an unrealised love between the butler and his housekeeper.

Title:The Remains of the Day
Edition Language:English
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  • Esteban del Mal

    Kazuo Ishiguro writes the anti-haiku: instead of consciousness awakening to the immediacy of the immutable natural world, subjective memory is peeled back layer by layer to expose consciousness; inste...

  • Adina

    Every day, for the past week I've encouraged myself to start writing this review. It feelt impossible to find my words to discuss such a literary masterpiece. Who gives me the right to even try? After...

  • Siria

    This is one of the most beautifully mannered, subtle books I've read in a long, long time. Ishiguro's command of prose is perfect; there was never a point where I felt that this book wasn't written by...

  • Kecia

    It's not what happens in this story that's important, it's what doesn't happen. It's not what is said, but what is not said.I almost feel like Stevens in a real person and not a fictional character. H...

  • Sean Barrs

    So Ishiguro has won the noble prize for literature 2017. This quote from the yeasterday's guardian article says it all to me:The British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honoured and “taken co...

  • Nataliya

    “The evening's the best part of the day. You've done your day's work. Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it.” I suppose what one really needs at the end of it all, in the twilight of life, ...

  • Perry

    In My Top 3 of All Time. It is Most Profound in So Many Ways.Regret came shivering through my veins,And bound my tongue in iron chains;My soul in prison seem'd to be,And ever must if torn from thee."T...

  • Kevin Ansbro

    "When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery." -Maxim Gorky.I bought this novel in tandem with Never Let Me Go, a book so tedious that I abandoned it, preferring to...

  • Annet

    Beautiful, beautiful book, wonderful writing, great story. I am now officially a fan of Ishiguro, a book so different from Never let me go, which was also an incredible story to me. This story however...

  • Petrik

    4.5/5 StarsKazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year and this book supports that achievement. The Remains of the Day is a wonderful book to close my reading year in 2017.This bo...