The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a
major television series The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous
adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate. --The Wall Street Journal
He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times
bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a 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.

Amor Towles—A Gentleman In Moscow

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