A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

  • Release Date: 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,257 Ratings)


The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series

One of five Summer 2019 reading picks by Bill Gates

"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.


  • Excellent book

    By Sheina Adry
    This is my favorite book. It’s an easy and pleasant read
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By bokodo
    I've never been as sad to come to the end of reading a book as I have with this one. It was an absolute delight and will be recalled from memory for what I hope will be a very long time. So many lessons to be garnered from this and a great appreciation for mastering the circumstances you find yourself in throughout life.
  • One of the best

    By Styles1978
    This book will go down in the annals of the finest historical fiction. As others mentioned, the seamless blend of narrative, history, characters, and of course human experience draw you in and do not let go. Literature at its finest. I was sad it had to end.
  • A gentleman in Moscow

    By The Old Benz
    The language is superb; you live this story, and though you welcome the outcome, one feels a sense of loss when you have to leave these characters. Excellent.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By ellgenet
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By H. Nick
    What an outstanding, compassionate and loving book. A representation of humanity at its finest hour.
  • Excellent

    By Kat1959 22
    A really delightful read.
  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    By Dot in Boise
    Riveting! Humor, pathos, philosophy, intrigue—all woven into a brilliant storyline. Count Rostov is at the center of a cast of characters the reader grows to care for. But mostly, we care for Rostov whose humility only accentuates his nobility.
  • Wonderful

    By MissAliss1
    Every chapter is an adventure.
  • Time, transitions and details.

    By Saaigner
    A pleasure to read. Beautiful use of language. I would have preferred better transitions to the passing of years And more details after the escapes.