The Resource A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

Label
A gentleman in Moscow
Title
A gentleman in Moscow
Statement of responsibility
Amor Towles
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
""In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight.this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." - Kirkus Reviews (starred) 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 With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, "Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change." A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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 a doorway 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"--
Summary
Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518637
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DLC
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Towles, Amor
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Political
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Home detention
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Hotels
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
Label
A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944380324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780670026197
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016030082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)944380324
Label
A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944380324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780670026197
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016030082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)944380324

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