A gentleman in Moscow / Amor Towles.Publisher: London Hutchinson, Copyright date: ©2016Description: 462 pages : map ; 24 cmContent type: text | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781786330383Subject(s): Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction | Home detention -- Fiction | Hotels -- Russia -- Fiction | Detention of persons -- Fiction | Historical fiction | Moscow (Russia) -- History -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3620.O945 | G46 2016
A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. 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 entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.