A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
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From 4,616 Ratings

Description

The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series

One of five Summer 2019 reading picks by Bill Gates

"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —The Wall Street Journal


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.

Reviews

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By hbnutr
    Wonderful
  • Is it just me?

    2
    By Susi0614
    I could not make it past the first half of the book...
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    4
    By ktg5283
    Best book I’ve read in years. Almost poetic; a beautiful cadence of heartwarming self sacrifice and masterful self-actualization. A must read for lovers of history and lamenters of those doomed to repeat its misfortunes.
  • A Joy with Every Chapter

    5
    By MolleMac
    I found this book to be amusing, thought provoking, intriguing, and a surprise over and over. I've recommended it repeatedly and will continue to do so!
  • Perfect

    5
    By hhat2!
    Slow to start...but an excellent read. So much history. Very interesting. I might read it again!
  • An all time favorite

    5
    By LittleIttleLea
    A wonderful story that gives the perfect details to truly los yourself in. The friendships and family members built throughout thee novel were so touching and memorable. I hope to see this played out on the screen someday.
  • Excellent book

    5
    By Sheina Adry
    This is my favorite book. It’s an easy and pleasant read
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By bokodo
    I've never been as sad to come to the end of reading a book as I have with this one. It was an absolute delight and will be recalled from memory for what I hope will be a very long time. So many lessons to be garnered from this and a great appreciation for mastering the circumstances you find yourself in throughout life.
  • One of the best

    5
    By Styles1978
    This book will go down in the annals of the finest historical fiction. As others mentioned, the seamless blend of narrative, history, characters, and of course human experience draw you in and do not let go. Literature at its finest. I was sad it had to end.
  • A gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By The Old Benz
    The language is superb; you live this story, and though you welcome the outcome, one feels a sense of loss when you have to leave these characters. Excellent.

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