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

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By cannedarts
    I found it hard to get through the first half of the book and then it just flew by. Wish it had continued to the next decade. It reads like an old fashioned Russian novel that’s been slightly updated. Am pretty sure that was the intent of the author. Great characters beautifully fleashed out, and a terrific ending you don’t see coming...right up to the last line. If you like Amor Towles last book you’ll surely like this one, and if you haven’t read “Rules of Civility”, I recommend you should.
  • Peg

    4
    By md5152
    Wonderfully written
  • A gentleman ln Moscow

    5
    By whtowl
    Wonderful book!
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By Ohmaddie
    Stellar!!
  • Wonderful Read

    5
    By Laz1534
    Amor’s creation of Count Rostov reminds us that by mastering our own circumstances love and happiness is more easily discovered. A thoroughly entertaining novel and extremely well written.
  • Beautiful writing!

    5
    By Word puzzler
    A pleasure to read from the first page to the last.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By BME7550
    What a read! I read it over the holidays and it was the perfect book to curle up with for a few days. It’s smart, curious, and keeps you coming back for more. I love the authors style…sentimental, real, with a historic prespective. I often reread passages because they were so beautifully written. I heard there may be a sequel and I hope that is true.
  • Worth pushing through the slow parts

    5
    By Aaddesgg
    Masterful characters and plot. I smiled, laughed and even cried at the more poignant parts. Beautiful ending.
  • 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.

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