What starts as a straightforward journey into the English countryside becomes a journey into the past for Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall. The climax of his trip is a reunion with his former housekeeper. The Remains of the Day won the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989 and is also an acclaimed film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
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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, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence.From the Inside Flap:
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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Descripción Penguin, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 582342988