A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 8,046 Ratings


The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a Showtime/Paramount series starring Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov

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.


  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By Blessed and know it!
  • Lovely

    By Erin5266
    A lovely tale superbly told.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By Skritzer67
    Excellent read. Draws you in and begs you to stay awhile. A visit to an old world and engaging characters.
  • Ok story

    By Rasspy1
    I finished this book but that is no small miracle as I found the story dull and somewhat repetitive. If you care about food this book is for you. Not much else interesting in this book.
  • A Masterpiece

    By FortnitePROgamer_YT
    Marvelous. One of those books which will never be forgotten.
  • Amazing

    By horseyogini
    The writing, the history, the storyline I didn’t want it to end 💕
  • Boring

    By Bibulous52
    Our hero leads a mundane life while under house arrest at a hotel in Moscow for decades. The reader gets to read about every trivial thing that he does or reminisces about from his past. It’s a laborious read.
  • 5 Stars

    By judybluis
  • Read this book

    By writon
    Loved this book. The characters were sympathetic, well-developed, the story was poignant and thought provoking. The story had twists and turns that kept me reading onward. The count will stay with me for a long time.
  • A gentleman worth spending time with

    By Crashes again
    This book is a delight! Narrated in the almost-tongue-in-cheek tone of Downton Abbey, it is the story of an old world gentleman who finds himself in a challenging circumstance: under house arrest in the wake of the Russian Revolution. He is challenged to maintain standards of decorum and to sustain a positive outlook on life. The story of how he does so is told with Russian culture and Soviet history as the backdrop. At its core, A Gentleman in Moscow is a story about the triumph of the human spirit. I can’t recommend it more highly.