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Publisher Description

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

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
September 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
5.3
MB

Customer Reviews

MissAliss1 ,

Wonderful

Every chapter is an adventure.

Terribly Disappointed Parent ,

The problem with this book was not its ending, but that it ended.

I am an avid reader and it is a rare occasion that I absolutely fall in love with a book. I am in awe of how masterfully written this novel is, incorporating history, philosophy, culture, art and cuisine into an engulfing, witty piece about a character that otherwise would be difficult to relate to. I would love to see this made into a movie, but it would be impossible to capture its wonder on the screen. I am not looking forward to having to find another book to read after this one.

Getaclewis ,

Why must great books end??

Occasionally... RARELY... you come across an author that you wish would spend every waking moment writing, writing, so the books would never run out. This is such a writer.

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