A Gentleman in Moscow (1986)

Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m.

$45.00 (10% off for members)

Amor Towles’s novel A Gentleman in Moscow ought to be a snooze: one man, stuck in one hotel, for thirty-two years. But as readers of this New York Times bestseller know, the novel is anything but. In this one-session class, we’ll explore why this novel about a Russian aristocrat caught in the Soviet maw is both compelling and relevant to 21st century readers.

In 1922, a Soviet court renders a judgement halfway between merciful and cruel when it remands Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov to lifetime imprisonment inside the Metropol Hotel. From these strict confines, Amor Towles spins an expansive story about friendship, love, and purpose. This class will consider how Towles draws his readers in, where he samples from history, and what the Count’s adventures in mid-20th century Moscow mean for contemporary readers. Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m.

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel (Paperback) By Amor Towles

Carrie Callaghan’s debut novel, A Light of Her Own, about 17th century painter Judith Leyster, was published by Amberjack in 2018. Her next novel, Salt the Snow (Amberjack, 2019), is about trail-blazing but little-known early 20th century journalist Milly Bennett and her years in 1930s Moscow and Spain. Carrie’s short stories have been published in multiple literary journals around the country, and she is a senior editor with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019