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A Gentleman in Moscow

Paperback - 06 September 2016
Towles, Amor (Author)
ISBN-13 : 9781524708696
Rp 464,000
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility and the forthcoming novel The Lincoln Highway, 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

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.

Customer Reviews

1 customer reviews Between 3−4 stars rating, 12 June 2018
One of Obama’s 2017 best book pick
By: Antonius B.

The descriptive writing is beautiful. The content is beyond me. The book itself is about Count Rostov, who brings a smile whenever he appears in his confined 30-year sojourn at the Metropole Hotel in Moscow from the late 1930's to the 1950's. Under house arrest this aristocrat relishes the finer things found here from literature to furniture to food.

It gives the reader a creative plot (imagine being confined to a hotel for most of your life) fascinating, well-developed characters, and a viewpoint of Soviet Russia that is intimate, if not appealing.

Obama even recommended it as one of the best 2017 book

 

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