A gentleman in Moscow: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(3)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility , shapes [ A Gentleman in Moscow ]" - Entertainment Weekly   "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine   He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to.   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  "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends.  With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." - The New York Times Book Review 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. "And the intrigue! ... [ A Gentleman in Moscow ] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca -like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780670026197
9780399564048
9780735288522
9780735288553
9781524708696
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b8058b99-ad4a-7fd0-cf74-d557747811c1
Grouping Title gentleman in moscow
Grouping Author towles amor
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-17 04:29:33AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-17 04:35:30AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Towles, Amor.
author2-role 3M Company
author_display Towles, Amor
detailed_location_security Online OverDrive Collection
display_description ""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"--
format_category_security Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_security Book, CD, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook
id b8058b99-ad4a-7fd0-cf74-d557747811c1
isbn 9780399564048, 9780670026197, 9780735288522, 9780735288553, 9781524708696
item_details Cloud Library:9780399564048|9780399564048|Cloud Library|Online Cloud Library|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Cloud Library||http://service.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AspenCat-document_id-kw6zsg9||Available Online||Cloud Library||, ils:203254|478660|Nederland Community Library - Fiction|Fic Towles|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NCL||, ils:203254|478670|Kent Denver Upper School - Fiction|F TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||KENT||, ils:203254|478678|Carnegie Public Library - Fiction|FIC TOWLE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CARNEGIE||, ils:203254|478688|Creede and Mineral County Public Library - Fiction|FIC TOW A|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CREEDE||, ils:203254|478698|Saguache Public Library - Fiction|FIC Towles, Amor|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NSAGUACHE||, ils:203254|478706|Las Animas-Bent County Public Library - Fiction|FIC TOWL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LABENT||, ils:203254|478713|South Routt Library District - Oak Creek Public Library - Fiction|FIC TOW|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||OAKCREEK||, ils:203254|478722|Pines and Plains - Elizabeth Public Library - Fiction|AF TOW|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||ELIZABETH||, ils:203254|478731|Del Norte Public Library - Fiction|FIC TOW A.|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DELNORTE||, ils:203254|478737|Lone Cone Library District - Fiction|FIC TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NORWOOD||, ils:203254|478749|South Routt Library District - Yampa Public Library - Fiction|FIC Tow|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||YAMPA||, ils:203254|478761|Baca County Library - Fiction|AF TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BACACOUNTY||, ils:203254|478766|Red Feather Lakes Community Library - Fiction|F TOW 2016|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RFL||, ils:203254|478778|Baca Grande Public Library - Fiction|F TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BACAGRANDE||, ils:203254|478791|Ouray Public Library - Fiction|F TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OPL||, ils:203254|478800|West Routt Library District - Fiction|F TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WROUTT||, ils:203254|478807|Wellington Public Library - Fiction|FIC Tow|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||WPL||, ils:203254|478815|Alamosa Public Library - Fiction|FICTION TOW|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||ALAMOSA||, ils:203254|478827|Gilpin County Public Library - Fiction|FIC TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GILPIN||, ils:203254|478838|John C. Fremont Library District - Fiction|F TOW|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||JCFREMONT||, ils:203254|478849|Mancos Library District - Fiction|F TOW|||1|false|false|||||In Transit||MANCOS||, ils:203254|478856|Silverton Public Library - Fiction|TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SLPL||, ils:203254|478863|Pines and Plains - Elizabeth Public Library - Fiction|AF TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ELIZABETH||, ils:203254|478871|West Custer County Library District - Fiction|F TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WCUSTER||, ils:203254|478880|Penrose Community Library - Books|F Towles|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||PENROSE||, ils:203254|478890|La Veta Regional Library District - Fiction|F Tow|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LAVETA||, ils:203254|478901|Nederland Community Library - Fiction|Fic Towles|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||NCL||, ils:203254|478913|Berthoud Community Library District - Fiction|FICTION TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BERTHOUD||, ils:203254|478922|Canon City Public Library - Fiction|F TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||CANON||, ils:203254|478929|Red Feather Lakes Community Library - Fiction|F TOW 2016|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RFL||, ils:203254|478939|Dolores Public Library - Fiction|FICTION TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||DP||, ils:203254|478948|Ruby Sisson Library - Fiction|FIC TOWL, A|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||RSL||, ils:255356|611387|Wellington Public Library - Book On CD|CD FIC Tow|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||WPL||, ils:255356|611390|Saguache Public Library - Book On CD|CD Towles, Amor|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NSAGUACHE||, ils:255356|611397|Red Feather Lakes Community Library - Book On CD|BOCD F TOW 2016|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RFL||, ils:255356|611401|John C. Fremont Library District - Book On CD|Audio CD Tow|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||JCFREMONT||, ils:255356|611408|South Routt Library District - Oak Creek Public Library - Book On CD|Aud CD Tow|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OAKCREEK||, ils:255356|611411|West Routt Library District - Book On CD|CD TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WROUTT||, ils:255356|611415|Lyons Regional Library - Book On CD|AUD CD FIC TOW|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||LYONS||, ils:255356|611422|Alamosa Public Library - Book On CD|CD FICTION TOW|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||ALAMOSA||, ils:255356|611429|Nederland Community Library - Book On CD|Fic Towles Cd|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NCL||, ils:255356|611439|Penrose Community Library - Books|Audio CD Towles|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||PENROSE||, ils:416837|1022917|Ouray Public Library - Large Print|LP F TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OPL||, ils:416837|1022927|Crowley County Combined - Large Print|LP TOW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CROWLEY||, ils:416837|1022931|Nederland Community Library - Large Print|LP FIC TOWLES|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NCL||, overdrive:1dfdc141-e7cb-4524-9671-dfc635b60bb6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|8|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1dfdc141-e7cb-4524-9671-dfc635b60bb6|43|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:e24571d2-287c-464e-9f5c-c1f75001a222|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|3|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:e24571d2-287c-464e-9f5c-c1f75001a222|43|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_security , Book, CD, New Item
last_indexed 2019-02-17T11:35:30.334Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_security Online OverDrive
owning_library_security Security Public Library Online
owning_location_security Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn 9780670026197
publishDate 2016
record_details Cloud Library:9780399564048|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group,|2016.|448 p., ils:203254|Book|Books||English|Viking,|2016.|462 pages : maps ; 24 cm., ils:255356|CD|Audio Books||English|Penguin Audio ;|2016.|14 audiodiscs digital, 4 3/4 in., ils:416837|Large Print|Books|First large print edition.|English|Random House Large Print,|[2016]|719 pages (large print) : maps ; 24 cm., overdrive:1dfdc141-e7cb-4524-9671-dfc635b60bb6|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2016|, overdrive:e24571d2-287c-464e-9f5c-c1f75001a222|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2016|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_security
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:1dfdc141-e7cb-4524-9671-dfc635b60bb6 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:1dfdc141-e7cb-4524-9671-dfc635b60bb6 43 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
Cloud Library:9780399564048 9780399564048 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:255356 611401 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:255356 611408 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:255356 611387 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:255356 611415 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:255356 611397 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:255356 611411 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:255356 611390 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:255356 611422 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:255356 611429 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:255356 611439 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478863 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478939 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478838 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478849 In Transit In Transit false false true false false false
ils:203254 478766 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478890 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478922 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478913 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478901 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478800 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478722 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478749 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478731 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478807 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478856 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478827 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478678 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478698 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478948 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478660 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478880 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478670 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478871 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478929 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478778 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478791 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478761 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478688 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478737 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478706 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:203254 478815 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:203254 478713 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:416837 1022927 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:416837 1022917 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:416837 1022931 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
overdrive:e24571d2-287c-464e-9f5c-c1f75001a222 43 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:e24571d2-287c-464e-9f5c-c1f75001a222 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction, Electronic books, Historical -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Home detention -- Fiction, Hotels -- Russia -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Large type books, Literary -- FICTION, Moscow (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Moscow (Russia) -- History -- Fiction, Political * -- FICTION, Self-realization -- Fiction
title_display A gentleman in Moscow
title_full A Gentleman in Moscow A Novel, A Gentleman in Moscow [eBook] : A Novel Towles, Amor., A gentleman in Moscow / Amor Towles, A gentleman in Moscow [CD] Amor Towles
title_short A gentleman in Moscow
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Aristocracy (Social class), Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, History, Home detention, Hotels, Interpersonal relations, Large type books, Literary, Literature, Political *, Self-realization