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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW: A NOVEL

by: Towles, Amor
Format: Paperback

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Product Description From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel. The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series“Perhaps the ultimate quarantine read . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is about the importance of community; the distance of a kind act; and resilience. It's a manual for getting through the days to come.” —O, The Oprah Magazine 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. Review "The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —The Wall Street Journal "If you're looking for a summer novel, this is it. Beautifully written, a story of a Russian aristocrat trapped in Moscow during the tumult of the 1930s. It brims with intelligence, erudition, and insight, an old-fashioned novel in the best sense of the term." —Fareed Zakaria, "Global Public Square," CNN "Fun, clever, and surprisingly upbeat . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is an amazing story because it manages to be a little bit of everything. There’s fantastical romance, politics, espionage, parenthood and poetry. The book is technically historical fiction, but you would be just as accurate calling it a thriller or a love story.” —Bill Gates “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 “Marvelous.” —Chicago Tribune   “The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, twists of fate and silly antics.” —The Wall Street Journal   “A winning, stylish novel.” —NPR.org   “Enjoyable, elegant.” —Seattle Times “The perfect book to curl up with while the world goes by outside your window.” —Refinery29 “Who will save Rostov from the intrusions of state if not the seamstresses, chefs, bartenders and doormen? In the end, Towles’s greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia.” —The New York Times Book Review “This is an old fashioned sort of romance, filled with delicious detail. Save this precious book for times you really, really want to escape reality.”  —Louise Erdrich “Towles gets good mileage from the considerable charm of his protagonist and the peculiar world he inhabits.” —The New Yorker “Irresistible . . . In his second elegant period piece, Towles continues to explore the question of how a person can lead an authentic life in a time when mere survival is a feat in itself . . . Towles’s tale, as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg, gleams with nostalgia for the golden age of Tolstoy and Turgenev.” — O, The Oprah Magazine “‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Eloise’ meets all the Bond villains.” —TheSkimm “And the intrigue! . . . [ A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling th

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Product Code: 9780143110439
ISBN: 0143110438
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2019-03-26
Number of Pages: 496 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reprint
Dimension: 5.47 x 1.26 x 8.39 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.96 pounds