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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, a novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel—a beautifully transporting novel. 

The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series

“Perhaps the ultimate quarantine read . . . A Gentleman in Moscow is about the importance of community; the distance of a kind act; and resilience. It's a manual for getting through the days to come.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

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.

Nicholas Guy Smith
hr min
September 6
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

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Great listen

I enjoyed being taken back in time following this charming story.

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A Gentleman in Moscow

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although initally its pace took a while to adjust to, I as very into it as it conveyed a life in 'lock up' - perfect for quarentine days. A good reading, but I must protest an important point: Brit readers butcher Russian pronunciations. Having studied Russian ^ a great deal of Russian history I cringed far too often. Get a good bilingual Russian-English reader. They are out there and it adds a great deal to the atmosphere.

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