• Summary, Analysis & Review of Amor Towles's A Gentleman in Moscow by Instaread

  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-09-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is the story of a Russian aristocrat-turned-waiter who lives 32 years of his life under house arrest at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow. Set in post-revolutionary Russia, the novel follows its protagonist, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, as he develops new friendships, family, and loves, all while confined within the walls of the Metropol.
In 1922, in the wake of the Russian Revolution, Rostov, originally a gentleman from Russia's Nizhny Novgorod province, is deemed a threat to the Communist Party and sentenced to house arrest at the hotel where he has been living in luxury. The party is suspicious of Count Rostov, who left Russia after the tsar's execution in 1918, but returned four years later. What saves Rostov from being executed is a single poem published in 1913 espousing revolutionary ideals, to which he claims authorship.
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5 out of 5 stars
By pewpewMerca on 09-01-17

Good summary

Nice and succinct. Just what I need. Will look at other Instaread summaries. This is my first.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Pjk on 12-26-17

What about?...<br />

I have now listened to A Gentleman in Moscow twice and suspect I will revisit it again and again in the future. This review and analysis was good but I don't believe he and I viewed the protagonist in the same way. Although we both saw the good in him, I saw him as one who had learned young to except his surroundings...before and after the revolution. He is gifted in his ability to make friends- Mishka during University years, his handler at the Metropole, etc. etc. The revolution did not change him. He is the adaptable to life and thus is free.

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