A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,765 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • 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.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By ellgenet
    Fabulous!
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By H. Nick
    What an outstanding, compassionate and loving book. A representation of humanity at its finest hour.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Kat1959 22
    A really delightful read.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    5
    By Dot in Boise
    Riveting! Humor, pathos, philosophy, intrigue—all woven into a brilliant storyline. Count Rostov is at the center of a cast of characters the reader grows to care for. But mostly, we care for Rostov whose humility only accentuates his nobility.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By MissAliss1
    Every chapter is an adventure.
  • Time, transitions and details.

    4
    By Saaigner
    A pleasure to read. Beautiful use of language. I would have preferred better transitions to the passing of years And more details after the escapes.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    4
    By William Fears, MD.
    Somewhat laborious read but enough philosophy to make it worth the effort.
  • A story of graciousness

    5
    By meledoe
    In this day and age where so much speech is rude, crude and loud, this story was a wonderful treat - a reminder that we do have the option to deal with each other in a civil manner, even under difficult circumstances. A wonderful interweaving of history and fiction.