The Screwtape Letters

The Remains of the Day – Prologue: July 1956 / Darlington Hall

Summary Stevens, the head butler at Darlington Hall in England, discusses the journey upon which he is about to embark—a journey that his employer, Mr. Farraday, has suggested Stevens take. Mr. Farraday is going back to the United States for five weeks, and he tells Stevens that he should take the opportunity to get out …

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The Remains of the Day – Day Three–Evening / Moscombe, near Tavistock, Devon

Summary Uncharacteristically, Stevens does not open this section of the novel in the present; he instead immediately tells about the one overt instance of anti- Semitism at Darlington Hall. He says that Lord Darlington came under the influence of Mrs. Carolyn Barnet, a member of the blackshirts organization, the British Union of Fascists. Stevens states …

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The Remains of the Day – Day Four–Afternoon / Little Compton, Cornwall

Summary Stevens is sitting in the dining hall of the Rose Garden Hotel in teh town of Little Compton, Cornwall, watching the rain outside before his impending visit with Miss Kenton. He has told her he will arrive at three oclock, so he has forty minutes to wait. Stevens recalls his morning drive with Dr. …

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