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A Gentleman in Moscow
Title A Gentleman in Moscow
Author
Publisher Penguin Books
Release DateMarch 26, 2019
Category Literature & Fiction
Total Pages 496 pages
ISBN 0143110438
Book Rating 4.7 out of 5 from 22.450 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
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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.

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Release Date 2016-09-06
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Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780399564048
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a story 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.

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

Title A Gentleman in Moscow
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Publisher Penguin Books
Release Date 2019-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780143110439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series "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.

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Release Date 2017-01-09
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Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781448135509
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Chosen as an isolation read by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: 'A wonderful book which gives the reader an understanding of life in post-revolution Moscow' OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD -- ***Soon to be a major TV series starring Kenneth Branagh*** 'A wonderful book' Tana French 'This novel is astonishing, uplifting and wise. Don't miss it' Chris Cleave 'No historical novel this year was more witty, insightful or original than Amor Towles's A Gentleman in Moscow' Sunday Times, Books of the Year '[A] supremely uplifting novel ... It's elegant, witty and delightful - much like the Count himself.' Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year 'Charming ... shows that not all books about Russian aristocrats have to be full of doom and nihilism' The Times, Books of the Year On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. Can a life without luxury be the richest of all? A BOOK OF THE DECADE, 2010-2020 (INDEPENDENT) THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A MAIL ON SUNDAY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A DAILY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 ONE OF BILL GATES'S SUMMER READS OF 2019 NOMINATED FOR THE 2018 INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS WEEK AWARD

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Whether you are a member of a reading group, or simply reading 'A Gentleman in Moscow' for pleasure, this clear and concise guide, written by a specialist in literature, will greatly enhance your reading experience. A comprehensive guide to Amor Towles' acclaimed new novel 'A Gentleman in Moscow', this discussion aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz. For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a multi-layered text.

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The Gentleman in Moscow: A Complete Summary! The Gentleman in Moscow is a novel written by Amore Towles. The novel's plot is set in the beginning of the 20th century Russian Empire and follows the story of Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov and his life in the Hotel Metropol where he has been under house arrest for thirty-two years. The 20th century was one of the most turbulent times in the history of Europe. Old political systems were deemed obsolete. People wanted change; they wanted rights for all, not just for the wealthy. In the Russian Empire 'old and new' clashed in blood, violence, and death. During the 20th century, being noble was not very popular in Russia. Communists slowly but surely gained more and more trust from the people. Since their agenda blamed several groups of people for every misfortune that happened, being a count became very dangerous. Alexander Ilyich Rostov knows this. He almost gets killed but is saved at the last moment in the most peculiar way. An interesting novel, filled with historical segments, The Gentleman in Moscow is more than just a story of one man. It is a story of survival and uncertainty in dire times. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Gentleman in Moscow.

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A Gentleman in Moscow is an intricately crafted novel by Amor Towles that manages to tell a decades long story involving only a few main characters and one location - the Metropol Hotel in Moscow. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is sentenced to permanent house arrest within the Metropol Hotel in 1922 because of he is considered a threat to the Communist Party. Upon being sentenced, the Count is forced to move from his lavish suite in the hotel up to the isolated 6th floor. Rather than dwelling on his new riches to rags situation, he chooses to embrace practicalities and foster the aesthetics that are central to his spirit. While living in the hotel, he befriends the hotel staff and a young girl named Nina who also lives there. Nina opens Rostov's eyes to all the hotel offers. With her help, he learns about every corner of the hotel and learns the intricacies of hotel life. After Nina presents him with her secret hotel passkey, Rostov can explore any area he wants, and he discovers the hotel is a whole world itself. In this summary and analysis of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, you'll get to enjoy: A detailed chapter-by-chapter overview that depicts all of the antics Count Alexander gets into! A list of main and secondary characters, and a detailed analysis of the key figures in this text Author information, along with other books you might enjoy! The major symbols, motifs, and themes present within the original A Gentleman in Moscow! AND MUCH MORE! Purchase today, and excitingly enjoy this detailed summary and analysis! NOTE TO READERS: This is a summary and analysis companion book to A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles. This is not the original text, and we strongly recommend you purchase the original book as well. Thank you!

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