The Resource A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, (electronic book)

A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, (electronic book)

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A gentleman in Moscow
Title
A gentleman in Moscow
Statement of responsibility
Amor Towles
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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"--
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Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
Intended audience
General adult
LC call number
PS3620.O945
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Target audience
adult
A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, (electronic book)
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A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399564048
Lccn
2016037069
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1dfdc141-e7cb-4524-9671-dfc635b60bb6
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remote
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  • (SKY)sky283048882
  • 1242466
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
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