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Mrs. Symons's The Wonder of England acquires a personal resonance for Mr. Stevens because:
It was an extremely efficient way for him to maintain and develop command of the English language.
It gave gave him a sense of where one of Darlington Hall's employees went to live.
It described sights offered in Africa and America as "unseemly and overly demonstrative."
It corresponded with his view that greatness feels no need to "shout about it."
It was a faithful historical record of England's greatest butlers.