The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day is a 1989 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro. The protagonist, Stevens, is a butler with a long record of service at Darlington Hall, a stately home near Oxford, England. In 1956, he takes a road trip to visit a former colleague, and reminisces about events at Darlington Hall in the 1920s and 1930s.[1]

The Remains of the Day
First edition
AuthorKazuo Ishiguro
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherFaber and Faber
Publication date
May 1989
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pages258
ISBN978-0-571-15310-7
OCLC59165609
Preceded byAn Artist of the Floating World 
Followed byThe Unconsoled 

The work received the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989. A film adaptation of the novel, made in 1993 and starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, was nominated for eight Academy Awards.