A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 5,979 Ratings


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.


  • Verbose

    By russ kram
    Great story,but very long with much artful ,creative dialogue that was unnecessary.
  • Slow start!

    By nowayimgivingmyname
    Started it then put it down. I should have given it a bit more time. On my second try, I was hooked by page 45...so well written. It’s a great story with wonderfully developed characters.
  • Delightfully entertaining.

    By 673403
    An enjoyable fiction laced with historical notes.
  • A charming aristocrat thrives

    By David H Dennis
    In the most unexpected of environments. A brilliant, funny and delightful character study.
  • Beautiful

    By ajain22
    Beautifully written. A little slow in the beginning while I was getting used to the Author’s style. Some lines were so good that I re-read them multiple times. This should be part of school curriculum for kids to read in high school. Highly recommend.
  • Kept my interest

    By flipflopsforever83
    The main character’s charm kept my interest from page one.
  • Mi amour Amor

    By Kentucky Kid 69
    Another beautifully written story by Amor Towles. Having already read “Rules of Civility” I eagerly await his next novel.
  • Tremendous

    By Weathergirl8
    What a wonderful story. I was transported.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By srormy1
    I had a little trouble in the beginning staying engaged with the writing style. This turned out to be one of my favorite books. How one man could make the best of his circumstances. A great lesson in the age of Covid. Beautiful book
  • Wonderful!

    By kgeaston
    A beautiful novel. I didn’t want it to end.