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A Gentleman in Moscow

Written By: Amor Towles
  • ID Book : 0399564047
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 854
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The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully 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.

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By Elise Hooper
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 006264534X
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: the-other-alcott.pdf

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A People Magazine and POPSUGAR pick! “[May's] adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s […] The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May.” --The New York Times Elise Hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right. We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s sister, May. Stylish, outgoing, creative, May Alcott grows up longing to experience the wide world beyond Concord, Massachusetts. While her sister Louisa crafts stories, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, taking lessons in Boston, turning down a marriage proposal from a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is very much a man’s profession. Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when Louisa’s Little Women is published, its success eases the financial burdens they’d faced for so many years. Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled “Amy March.” Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of her? So May embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an artist and a woman. From Boston to Rome, London, and Paris, this brave, talented, and determined woman forges an amazing life of her own, making her so much more than merely “The Other Alcott.” “Elise Hooper’s thoroughly modern debut gives a fresh take on one of literature’s most beloved families. To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow on our imaginations and dreams. Hooper is a writer to watch!”—Elisabeth Egan, author of A Window Opens

The Long Distance Playlist

By Tara Eglington
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1460709543
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 168
  • File Pdf: the-long-distance-playlist.pdf

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Told primarily in instant messenger conversations, Skype, emails and texts, this is Jaclyn Moriarty's Feeling Sorry for Celia for the modern teen. Longlisted in the 2021 Australian Book Design Awards. Taylor and Isolde used to be best friends - before THAT FIGHT, 18 months ago. It's been radio silence ever since - until Taylor contacts Isolde to sympathise with her breakup: the breakup that she never saw coming; the breakup that destroyed her confidence and ended her dreams of joining the National Ballet School. Taylor's had his own share of challenges, including a life-altering accident that has brought his hopes of competing at the Winter Olympics to a halt. Isolde responds to Taylor, to be polite. But what starts out as heartbreak-themed Spotify playlists and shared stories of exes quickly becomes something more. And as Taylor and Isolde start to lean on each other, the distance between them begins to feel not so distant after all ... A boy. A girl. A one-of-a-kind friendship. Cross-country convos and middle-of-the-night playlists. With big dreams come even bigger challenges. PRAISE FOR TARA EGLINGTON'S BOOKS 'My Best Friend is a Goddess is a sincerely sweet and seriously smart story with a lot of heart!' - Danielle Binks, YA author and reviewer 'Scary-relatable ... like seriously, has a piece of fiction ever hit this close to home? Author Tara Eglington just *knows* about girl stuff. And bestie stuff. And boy stuff' - Girlfriend magazine 'Tara Eglington perfectly captures the intensity, humour and heartache of female friendship' - Lili Wilkinson, bestselling author of Green Valentine

The Path to the Sea

By Liz Fenwick
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn : 0008290512
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 440
  • File Pdf: the-path-to-the-sea.pdf

Book Summary:

Sometimes going home is just the beginning... ‘Vivid and beautifully written, Liz Fenwick is a gifted storyteller’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Atmospheric, emotional and full of mystery – an absolute pleasure from page one' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author

莫斯科紳士

By 亞莫爾.托歐斯(Amor Towles)
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 漫遊者文化
  • Isbn : 9864893645
  • Pages : 488
  • Category :
  • Reads : 372
  • File Pdf: 莫斯科紳士.pdf

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"A Study Guide for Amor Towles's ""A Gentleman in Moscow"""

By Gale, Cengage
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 0028665317
  • Pages : 23
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 689
  • File Pdf: a-study-guide-for-amor-towles-s-a-gentleman-in-moscow.pdf

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"A Study Guide for Amor Towles's ""A Gentleman in Moscow"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs."

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

By Instaread
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Isbn : 1683785401
  • Pages : 38
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 172
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Read and download full book Summary, Analysis & Review of Amor Towles’s A Gentleman in Moscow by Instaread

Study Guide for Book Clubs

By Kathryn Cope
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kathryn Cope
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 60
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 409
  • File Pdf: study-guide-for-book-clubs.pdf

Book Summary:

An essential tool for all reading groups! No reading group should be without this book club companion to Amor Towles's acclaimed novel, A Gentleman in Moscow. This comprehensive guide includes useful literary context; a full plot summary, discussion of themes and symbols; detailed character notes; thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and a quick quiz. Study Guides for Book Clubs are designed to help you get the absolute best from your book club meetings. They enable reading group members to appreciate their chosen book in greater depth than ever before. Please be aware that this is a companion guide and does not contain the full text of the novel.

Lit in 5 Lines

By Carl Kaplan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1728350751
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 350
  • File Pdf: lit-in-5-lines.pdf

Book Summary:

The author's fifth collection of limericks and puns, this volume concentrates on observations, musings and commentary on great works of literature.

The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature

By Christine Berberich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 131702785X
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 813
  • File Pdf: the-image-of-the-english-gentleman-in-twentieth-century-literature.pdf

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Studies of the English gentleman have tended to focus mainly on the nineteenth century, encouraging the implicit assumption that this influential literary trope has less resonance for twentieth-century literature and culture. Christine Berberich challenges this notion by showing that the English gentleman has proven to be a remarkably adaptable and relevant ideal that continues to influence not only literature but other forms of representation, including the media and advertising industries. Focusing on Siegfried Sassoon, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh and Kazuo Ishiguro, whose presentations of the gentlemanly ideal are analysed in their specific cultural, historical, and sociological contexts, Berberich pays particular attention to the role of nostalgia and its relationship to 'Englishness'. Though 'Englishness' and by extension the English gentleman continue to be linked to depictions of England as the green and pleasant land of imagined bygone days, Berberich counterbalances this perception by showing that the figure of the English gentleman is the medium through which these authors and many of their contemporaries critique the shifting mores of contemporary society. Twentieth-century depictions of the gentleman thus have much to tell us about rapidly changing conceptions of national, class, and gender identity.

Empathy and Reading

By Suzanne Keen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 100059520X
  • Pages : 284
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: empathy-and-reading.pdf

Book Summary:

This pioneering collection brings together Suzanne Keen’s extensive body of work on empathy and reading, charting the development of narrative empathy as an area of inquiry in its own right and extending cross-disciplinary conversations about empathy evoked by reading. The volume offers a brief overview of the trajectory of research following the 2007 publication of Empathy and the Novel, with empathy understood as a suite of related phenomena as stimulated by representations in narratives. The book is organized around three thematic sections—theories; empathetic readers; and interdisciplinary applications—each preceded by a short framing essay. The volume features excerpts from the author’s seminal works on narrative empathy and makes available her harder-to-access contributions. The book brings different strands of the author’s research into conversation with existing debates, with the aim of inspiring future interdisciplinary research on narrative empathy. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in such fields as literary studies, cognitive science, emotion studies, affect studies, and applied contexts where empathetic practitioners work.

China's Western Horizon

By Daniel Markey
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190680210
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 147
  • File Pdf: china-s-western-horizon.pdf

Book Summary:

A crucial assessment of how global and regional politics converge in the swath of Eurasia that includes South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Under the ambitious leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is transforming its wealth and economic power into tools of global political influence. But China's foreign policy initiatives, even "Belt and Road," will be shaped and redefined as they confront the ground realities of local and regional politics outside China. In China's Western Horizon, Daniel S. Markey previews how China's efforts are likely to play out along its "western horizon:" across the swath of Eurasia that includes South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Drawing from extensive interviews, travels, and historical research, Markey describes how perceptions of China vary widely within states such as Pakistan, Kazakhstan, and Iran. On balance, Markey anticipates that China's deepening involvement will play to the advantage of regional strongmen and exacerbate the political tensions within and among Eurasian states. To make the most of America's limited influence along China's western horizon (and elsewhere), he argues that US policymakers should pursue a selective and localized strategy to serve America's specific aims in Eurasia and to better compete with China over the long run.

New Approaches to the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel

By Sibylle Baumbach,Birgit Neumann
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030325989
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 733
  • File Pdf: new-approaches-to-the-twenty-first-century-anglophone-novel.pdf

Book Summary:

This book discusses the complex ways in which the novel offers a vibrant arena for critically engaging with our contemporary world and scrutinises the genre's political, ethical, and aesthetic value. Far-reaching cultural, political, and technological changes during the past two decades have created new contexts for the novel, which have yet to be accounted for in literary studies. Addressing the need for fresh transdisciplinary approaches that explore these developments, the book focuses on the multifaceted responses of the novel to key global challenges, including migration and cosmopolitanism, posthumanism and ecosickness, human and animal rights, affect and biopolitics, human cognition and anxieties of inattention, and the transculturality of terror. By doing so, it testifies to the ongoing cultural relevance of the genre. Lastly, it examines a range of 21st-century Anglophone novels to encourage new critical discourses in literary studies.

Growing up Grady

By Joanne Grady Huskey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1664196730
  • Pages : 146
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 554
  • File Pdf: growing-up-grady.pdf

Book Summary:

Capturing the tales of growing up as the eldest of five children in her large Irish Catholic family, the author shares humorous and joyful moments recollected in her colorful Grady clan. Her narrative recaptures those childhood days of freedom and fun, creativity and simplicity, that many may have lost in our increasingly hurried and hectic lives.

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