A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel

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Penguin, Sep 6, 2016 - Fiction - 496 pages
The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully 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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A Gentleman in Moscow

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Having chronicled upper-crust 1938 New York in his elegant debut, Rules of Civility, Towles grandly unfolds the life of Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov in Soviet-era Moscow. The count is condemned by ... Read full review

A Gentleman in Moscow

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House arrest has never been so charming as in Towles’s second novel (following Rules of Civility), an engaging 30-year saga set almost entirely inside the Metropol, Moscow’s most luxurious hotel. To ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
9
Section 4
19
Section 5
30
Section 6
38
Section 7
48
Section 8
54
Section 21
237
Section 22
248
Section 23
273
Section 24
274
Section 25
278
Section 26
315
Section 27
338
Section 28
353

Section 9
65
Section 10
77
Section 11
88
Section 12
109
Section 13
129
Section 14
171
Section 15
173
Section 16
191
Section 17
203
Section 18
213
Section 19
227
Section 20
229
Section 29
389
Section 30
395
Section 31
402
Section 32
408
Section 33
416
Section 34
423
Section 35
427
Section 36
438
Section 37
451
Section 38
460
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About the author (2016)

Amor Towles is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow. The two novels have collectively sold more than four million copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

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