Month: June 2016

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A Gentleman in Moscow Epigraphary

To inhabit a place like the Kremlin is not to reside, it is to defend one’s self. Oppression creates revolt, revolt obliges precautions, precautions increase dangers, and this long series of actions and reactions engenders a monster; that monster is despotism, which has built itself a house at Moscow. The giants of the antediluvian world,…
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Kirkus Starred Review for A Gentleman in Moscow

“A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles’ stylish debut, Rules of Civility (2011).” Read more here
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Rules of Civility: Epigraphary

Passages from various books in my library that were published in the 1930s.
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