A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre : Historical
  • FIle Size : 2.38 MB
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A Gentleman in Moscow “The book is like a salve.  I think the world feels disordered right now.  The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” – Ann Patchett

“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” —The Washington Post


He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

“And the intrigue! . . . [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

Reviews

  • Laughter, Tears and more than one audible Gasp

    5
    By asapr212
    What more could one want from a story?
  • A Gentleman In Moscow

    5
    By Rozy J
    Superbly written, A Gentleman In Moscow, though a little hard to get into at the beginning, held my interest all the way through. I love the surprise twists at the end.
  • A Gentlemam in Moscow

    5
    By desertqueensb
    Hands down, the best read of my life!
  • Excellent read!

    5
    By Lovie Dovie2
    I enjoyed every detail of this fascinating book.
  • A gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By baygirllistener
    My favorite book of the decade!
  • Needed more action

    1
    By Staynavytom
    I got bored about a third of the way through the book. Could not find a plot.
  • Spectacular

    5
    By Polarshores
    This book took me through the gamut of human emotions...and back again. I read it in one sitting and can hardly wait to read it again.
  • Wonderfully written book!

    5
    By NitaNiceville
    This was a fantastic book. You can't help but love the Count. He is such an interesting man and his relationships are just as interesting. I also enjoyed the bits of historical facts throughout the book. I do hope the author is working on another book.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By Alexarod13
    Bravo!
  • Reminiscent of one of my favorite novels

    5
    By Deedeebrowne
    This story reminded me of one of my favorite novels "All the Light we cannot See", in the way Amor Towles threads a complex and transforming climate overflowing with impossibly unique characters.

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