A Gentleman in Moscow (Paperback)

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Buy this book. Don’t think twice. I’m begging you, learn from my mistake. I looked at the cover of this book and assumed that the historical element might make it a little dry; informative, but dry. I could not have been more wrong. From the opening page to the very last word, I was captivated. This novel is the perfect combination of history and heartfelt human connection. The stars of this story are it’s unlikely relationships. They will make you smile and remind you of the possibility of endurance in the face of terrible odds. Towles’ writing is smart without being pretentious and anyone familiar with Russian literature will feel its influence on Towles and this story.

Kaitlyn

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