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Hyperion Press , Westport, Conn
Aksakov, S. T. 1791-1859 -- Family., Aksakov family., Russia -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917., Russia -- Biogr
|Statement||by Serge Aksakoff ; translated from the Russian by J.D. Duff.|
|Series||Classics of Russian literature, The Hyperion library of world literature|
|Contributions||Duff, J. D. 1860-1940.|
|LC Classifications||PG3321.A5 Z53513 1977|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||209 p. ;|
|ISBN 10||0883554690, 0883554704|
|LC Control Number||76023869|
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For book groups and clubs who want to experience Russian culture, (Towles suggestion), and drink some Russian wine. To enhance your book club check out A Study Guide for Book Clubs: A Gentleman In Moscow.
Published inA Gentleman in Moscow, by American author Amor Towles, is the story of Count Alexander Rostov, a Russian nobleman who, after the Bolshevik Revolution ofis sentenced to lifelong imprisonment in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel.
The Count must adjust not only to his new circumstances in a small room in the hotel’s belfry but. Reading Sergei Aksakov's A RUSSIAN GENTLEMAN always makes me wish that some American writer had done a book like it about some American pioneer.
Fenimore Cooper (a contemporary of Aksakov had a chance to do it. His father was a large landowner at Cooperstown, New York, in a region that had once been the home of the Iroquois (as Aksakov's Ufa had once been the home of the Bashkirs).
A Russian Gentleman_ seems a suitable title for this book, because the whole scene, in which a multitude of characters appear, is entirely dominated and permeated by the tremendous personality of Aksakoff's grandfather, Stepan Mihailovitch.
What other book might you compare A Gentleman in Moscow to and why. I can't think of any. Having said that, one of the best things in this book is the way that the characterization, which is rich, drives an excellent plot. I loved the characters and I miss them now that the book is behind me.
In A Gentleman in Moscow, which begins after the Russian Revolution ofTowles's protagonist, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, aspires to move down the social ladder, transforming himself from count to comrade to save his Soviet-era skin while preserving his Russian soul.
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Westport, Conn. The story of a young aristocratic Russian gentleman who is arrested and tried for being an aristocrat and who is banished to a small room in the Attic of the hotel in which he has been living.
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chiefly historical) A man of gentle but not noble birth, particularly a man of means (originally ownership of property) who does not work for a living but has no official status in a peerage; (Britain law) an armiferous man ranking below a knight.
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