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A Gentleman in Moscow

As with any great writer, Amor Towles wants his readers to meet him halfway. This means, among other things, that when he describes the “willowy woman” at the end of A Gentleman in Moscow, he is...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2021, 10:52 am (UTC)

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A Gentleman in Moscow

In A Gentleman in Moscow, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to lifetime house arrest in Moscow’s most elegant hotel, the Metropol. While this might sound like a relatively desirable fate, he is...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019, 2:28 am (UTC)

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A Gentleman in Moscow

Spoiler alert! The willowy woman with the graying hair at the end of the book is none other than Anna, Count Rostow's actress girlfriend. In relation to a person, "willowy" means tall and slim, and...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2019, 5:06 am (UTC)

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A Gentleman in Moscow

The very first paragraph of Amor Towles's novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, contains a description of St. Basil's Cathedral, which is located in Red Square. The book's main character, Count Alexander...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 3:35 pm (UTC)

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A Gentleman in Moscow

Nina informs the Count that she is leaving in 1930, eight years after the Count was first sentenced to his lifelong house-arrest in the Metropol Hotel. Nina is seventeen at this point, having been...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019, 11:58 pm (UTC)

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A Gentleman in Moscow

The count’s life under house arrest becomes a microcosm for what is happening in the world at large outside the doors of the Metropol Hotel, where he is sentenced to reside for the remainder of his...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2020, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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