A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 5,684 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.



  • 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.
  • Memorable

    By LADietitian
    Excellent book - couldn’t stop reading it.
  • Best book I’ve read in a long time

    By jfg2003jfg2003
    Absolutely gorgeous writing set in a fascinating frame of a central time in Russian history. A top read.
  • Loved it

    By Mayzd
    Fantastic book
  • Big summer

    By thisnicknamebusinessisbunk
  • A gentleman in Moscow

    By Azchemmom
    Amazing read. Very well done.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By cayton1
    One of the best books I’ve read! It is very well written, and you must follow the story closely in the beginning as the author gives a bit of background and history. Towles transitions beautifully between the past and present tying them both together into an intricate and endearing story. So glad that I read this....didn’t want it to end!!
  • Moscow a Must Read

    By MWXIV
    Fantastically conceived and executed much like his previous book but a completely different story.
  • Dry!

    By m_honesty
    Felt the book dragged and did not develop interestingly enough for my preference.