A Gentleman in Moscow (Paperback)

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What a book! I was captivated from page one as I read about Count Alexander Rostov and his confinement to the Metropol Hotel. The writing is beautiful, as well as reminiscent of the Russian Realists and thus spans 32 years, over which we watch the highs and lows of a cast of characters that the reader themselves can consider their friend. Truly, this book is a must read.

— Katherine N., bookseller

September 2016 Indie Next List


“Through Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov's ordinary encounters and activities within the bounds of the four walls of post-revolutionary Moscow's Metropol Hotel, where he is under house arrest, Towles deftly guides readers across a century of Russian history, from the Bolshevik uprising to the dawn of the nuclear age under Krushchev. Grandiloquent language and drama reminiscent of Tolstoy gradually give way to action and tradecraft suggestive of le Carre in this lovely and entertaining tale of one man's determination to maintain his dignity and passion for life, even after being stripped of his title, belongings, and freedom. Reading A Gentleman in Moscow is pure pleasure!”
— Becky Dayton, The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury, VT



Product Details
ISBN: 9789864893645
ISBN-10: 9864893645
Publisher: Man You Zhe Wen Hua
Publication Date: October 4th, 2019
Language: Chinese