The Remains of the Day, published in 1989, is a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro that explores themes of regret, loyalty, and the nature of memory. The novel is narrated by Stevens, a butler who reflects on his life and career while on a road trip through the English countryside. Through Stevens’s reflections, the novel explores the impact of World War II on England and the decline of the British aristocracy. The Remains of the Day won the 1989 Booker Prize for Fiction and was adapted into a critically acclaimed film directed by James Ivory in 1993. 

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