IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

A Gentleman in Moscow

de Amor Towles

Altres autors: Mira la secció altres autors.

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses / Mencions
6,6454361,173 (4.4)1 / 678
"A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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 a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery..."--… (més)
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

» Mira també 678 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 436 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Very good read - well-written and interesting. Strong premise. ( )
  kimreadthis | Jul 3, 2022 |
In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed to be an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across 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 of Russian history are unfolding right outside his hotel room. Told with humor, a cast of eccentric characters, and one unique scenes after another, it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. ( )
  creighley | Jun 28, 2022 |
A ver, la novela está muy bien. Es entretenida y divertida. En muchos momentos te hace pensar y hasta emocionarte. Por supuesto, le coge uno cariño a los personajes, tanto al conde Rostov (al que le conmutan la pena de muerte por arresto domiciliario en el hotel de lujo donde vivía) como a los que circulan a su alrededor: la pequeña Nina y luego su hija Sofía, el chef Emile y el maitre Andrei, la actriz Anna (luego amante del conde) y un poco hasta al antipático "Obispo". Y Towles sabe emplear las técnicas sin desconcertar, incluyendo notas a pie de página, mezcla de lo real y lo imaginario, interpelaciones directas al lector y cosas así. De manera que uno se zampa el medio millar de páginas en un suspiro y se queda bien a gusto.

Lo que ya no me ha gustado tanto es el trasfondo moral y político. Porque, para el autor, los bolcheviques no son más que un hatajo de patanes, en el mejor de los casos con ganas de aprender (como Olev, el alto cargo que hace que el conde le enseñe mundo sin salir de una sala del hotel) pero generalmente amargados. Frente a ellos no solo el aristócrata, que rara vez mete la pata, sino también sus amigos, que nunca dejan de ser sus servidores (salvo las niñas) y, en definitiva, una vida elegante y despreocupada. El contraste entre los buenos viejos tiempos y la fealdad soviética es obvio para cualquiera, pero pretender que el mundo es un hotel de lujo me parece un exceso. No creo que la aristocracia sea la mejor forma de convivencia, la verdad. Pues para este autor, al parecer, es lo mejor que hay, y frente a ella la única alternativa es el estalinismo que no solo es criminal sino, sobre todo, feo. Claro que viendo la biografía del autor uno se lo puede explicar. ( )
  caflores | Jun 28, 2022 |
Definitely do not read this book if you're unemployed and sheltering-in-place; especially if you've already no sympathy for aristocracy. ( )
  quavmo | Jun 26, 2022 |
Absolutely fantastic! I listened to this as an audio book and I think that just made it so much better because the narrator had a distinguished accent that perfectly matched the main character. Alot of people told me this was a good book so my automatic assumption was that I was going to be disappointed because there was so much hype also because I don't normally like historical fiction but this was phenomenal ! Highly recommend. ( )
  awesomejen2 | Jun 21, 2022 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 436 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Booklist
July 1, 2016
In his remarkable first novel, the best-selling Rules of Civility (2011), Towles etched 1930s New York in crystalline relief. Though set a world away in Moscow over the course of three decades, his latest polished literary foray into a bygone era is just as impressive. Sentenced as an incorrigible aristocrat in 1922 by the Bolsheviks to a life of house arrest in a grand Moscow hotel, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is spared the firing squad on the basis of a revolutionary poem he penned as an idealistic youth. Condemned, instead, to live his life confined to the indoor parameters of Metropol Hotel, he eschews bitterness in favor of committing himself to practicalities. As he carves out a new existence for himself in his shabby attic room and within the magnificent walls of the hotel-at-large, his conduct, his resolve, and his commitment to his home and to the hotel guests and staff together form a triumph of the human spirit. As Moscow undergoes vast political changes and countless social upheavals, Rostov remains, implacably and unceasingly, a gentleman. Towles presents an imaginative and unforgettable historical portrait.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2016 Booklist
afegit per kthomp25 | editaBooklist
 

» Afegeix-hi altres autors

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Towles, Amorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Arjaan en Thijs van NimwegenTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Höbel, SusanneTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Smith, Nicholas GuyNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Smith, RodneyFotògrafautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
How well I remember

When it came as a visitor on foot
And dwelt a while amongst us
A melody in the semblance of a mountain cat.

Well, where is our purpose now?

Like so many questions
I answer this one
With the eye-averted peeling of a pear.

With a bow I bid goodnight
And pass through terrace doors
Into the simple splendors
Of another temperate spring;

But this much I know;

It is not lost among the autumn leaves on Peter's Square.
It is not among the ashes in the Athenaeum ash cans.
It is not inside the blue pagodas of your fine Chinoiserie.

It is not in Vronsky's saddlebags;
Not in Sonnet XXX, stanza one;
Not on twenty-seven red...

                                    Where Is It Now? (Lines 1-19)
                         Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov   1913
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
For Stokley and Esmé
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
At half past six on the twenty-first of June 1922, when Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov was escorted through the gates of the Kremlin onto Red Square, it was glorious and cool.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Mindful of their surroundings, the three damsels would initially speak in the hushed voices of gentility; but swept away by the currents of their own emotions, their voices would inevitably rise, such that by 11:15, even the most discreet enjoyer of a pastry would have no choice but to eavesdrop on the thousand-layered complications of their hearts.
The crowded confusion of furniture gave the Count's little domain the look of a consignment shop in the Arbat.
Yes, some claimed Emile Zhukovsky was a curmudgeon and others called him abrupt. Some said he was a short man with a shorter temper.
It was a place where Russians cut from every cloth could come to linger over coffee, happen upon friends, stumble into arguments, or drift into dalliances—and where the lone diner seated under the great glass ceiling could indulge himself in admiration, indignation, suspicion, and laughter without getting up from his chair.
Tall and thin, with a narrow head and superior demeanor, he looked rather like a bishop that had been plucked from a chessboard.
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

"A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count 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 a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery..."--

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.4)
0.5 1
1 15
1.5 1
2 38
2.5 9
3 136
3.5 74
4 488
4.5 207
5 998

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 171,868,561 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible