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The Resource A gentleman in Moscow : a novel, Amor Towles

A gentleman in Moscow : a novel, Amor Towles

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A gentleman in Moscow : a novel
Title
A gentleman in Moscow
Title remainder
a novel
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Amor Towles
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eng
Summary
"The book moves briskly from one crisp scene to the next, and ultimately casts a spell as captivating as Rules of Civility, a book that inhales you into its seductively Gatsby-esque universe."--Town & Country. 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. From the Hardcover edition
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Towles, Amor
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813/.6
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PS3620.O945
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fiction
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Read by Nicholas Guy Smith
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Smith, Nicholas Guy
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  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Home detention
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Hotels
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literature
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Home detention
  • Hotels
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
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A gentleman in Moscow : a novel, Amor Towles
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (17 hr., 53 min.))
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9780735288539
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A gentleman in Moscow : a novel, Amor Towles
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unknown
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cr
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (17 hr., 53 min.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780735288539
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