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A gentleman in Moscow [text (large print)] / Amor Towles.

Towles, Amor, (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count Alexander Rostov 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 LP FIC TOWLES (Text) 33892100603639 Adult Large Print Book None 04/23/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524708696
  • ISBN: 1524708690
  • Physical Description: 719 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]

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Summary, etc.:
When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count Alexander Rostov 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.
Subject: Detention of persons > Fiction.
Home detention > Fiction.
Moscow (Russia) > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Large type books.

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