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  • 9 of 21 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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Summary:

When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC TOWLES (Text) 33892100613505 Adult Fiction Book None 04/13/2018 On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670026197
  • ISBN: 0670026190
  • ISBN: 9780735221673 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 462 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • PublisherSSS: New York, New York : Viking, [2016]

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Summary, etc.:
When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov 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. --adapted from dust jacket.
Subject: Aristocracy (Social class) > Fiction.
Home detention > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Hotels > Russia > Fiction.
Moscow (Russia) > History > Fiction.
Russia (Federation) > Moscow.
Genre: Fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.

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