The Remains of the Day


The Remains of the Day is one of the most highly regarded post-war British novels. In 1989 the novel won the Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the English-speaking world.[2]

The Remains of the Day appeared in a 2007 Guardian list of "Books you can't live without"[3] and also in a 2009 "1000 novels everyone must read".[4] In 2006, The Observer asked 150 literary writers and critics to vote for the best British, Irish or Commonwealth novel from 1980 to 2005; The Remains of the Day placed joint-eighth.[5] It ranks 146th in a composite list of greatest twentieth-century English-language novels by Brian Kunde of Stanford University.[6]

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