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Rules of Civility by [Towles, Amor]
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"The new novel we couldn't put down...in the crisp, noirish prose of the era, Towles portrays complex relationships in a city that is at once melting pot and elitist enclave - and a thoroughly modern heroine who fearlessly claims her place in it."
-"O, the Oprah Magazine"
"This very good first novel about striving and surviving in Depression- era Manhattan deserves attention...The great strength of "Rules of Civility" is in the sharp, sure-handed...evocation of Manhattan in the late '30s."
-"Wall Street Journal"
"Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent...[Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he's writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it."
-"People"
"Even the most jaded New Yorker can see the beauty in Amor Towles' "Rules of Civility," the antiqued portrait of an unlikely jet set making the most of Manhattan."
-"The San Francisco



Praise for "Rules of Civility"

"An irresistible and astonishingly assured debut about working class-women and world-weary WASPs in 1930s New York...in the crisp, noirish prose of the era, Towles portrays complex relationships in a city that is at once melting pot and elitist enclave - and a thoroughly modern heroine who fearlessly claims her place in it." --"O, the Oprah Magazine
"
"With this snappy period piece, Towles resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age...[his] characters are youthful Americans in tricky times, trying to create authentic lives." --"The New York Times Book Review
"
"This very good first novel about striving and surviving in Depression-era Manhattan deserves attention...The great strength of "Rules of Civility" is in the sharp, sure-handed evocation of Manhattan in the late '30s." --"Wall Street Journal
"
"Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent...[Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he's writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it." --"People
"
"[A] wonderful debut novel...Towles [plays] with some of the great themes of love and class, luck and fated encounters that animated Wharton's novels." --"The Chicago Tribune
"
"Glittering...filled with snappy dialogue, sharp observations and an array of terrifically drawn characters...Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change." --NPR.org

"Glamorous Gotham in one to relish...a book that enchants on first reading and only improves on the second." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer
"


Praise for "Rules of Civility"
"An irresistible and astonishingly assured debut about working class-women and world-weary WASPs in 1930s New York...in the crisp, noirish prose of the era, Towles portrays complex relationships in a city that is at once melting pot and elitist enclave - and a thoroughly modern heroine who fearlessly claims her place in it." --"O, the Oprah Magazine
"


"With this snappy period piece, Towles resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age...[his] characters are youthful Americans in tricky times, trying to create authentic lives." --"The New York Times Book Review
"


"This very good first novel about striving and surviving in Depression-era Manhattan deserves attention...The great strength of "Rules of Civility" is in the sharp, sure-handed evocation of Manhattan in the late '30s." --"Wall Street Journal
"


"Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent...[Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he's writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it." --"People
"


"[A] wonderful debut novel...Towles [plays] with some of the great themes of love and class, luck and fated encounters that animated Wharton's novels." --"The Chicago Tribune
"


"Glittering...filled with snappy dialogue, sharp observations and an array of terrifically drawn characters...Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change." --NPR.org


"Glamorous Gotham in one to relish...a book that enchants on first reading and only improves on the second." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer
"


Praise for "Rules of Civility"
An irresistible and astonishingly assured debut about working class-women and world-weary WASPs in 1930s New York in the crisp, noirish prose of the era, Towles portrays complex relationships in a city that is at once melting pot and elitist enclave and a thoroughly modern heroine who fearlessly claims her place in it. "O, the Oprah Magazine
"


With this snappy period piece, Towles resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age [his] characters are youthful Americans in tricky times, trying to create authentic lives. "The New York Times Book Review
"


This very good first novel about striving and surviving in Depression-era Manhattan deserves attention The great strength of "Rules of Civility" is in the sharp, sure-handed evocation of Manhattan in the late 30s. "Wall Street Journal
"


Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent [Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he s writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it. "People
"


[A] wonderful debut novel Towles [plays] with some of the great themes of love and class, luck and fated encounters that animated Wharton s novels. "The Chicago Tribune
"


Glittering filled with snappy dialogue, sharp observations and an array of terrifically drawn characters Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change. NPR.org


Glamorous Gotham in one to relish a book that enchants on first reading and only improves on the second. "The Philadelphia Inquirer
""


Praise for Rules of Civility
An irresistible and astonishingly assured debut about working class-women and world-weary WASPs in 1930s New York in the crisp, noirish prose of the era, Towles portrays complex relationships in a city that is at once melting pot and elitist enclave and a thoroughly modern heroine who fearlessly claims her place in it. O, the Oprah Magazine


With this snappy period piece, Towles resurrects the cinematic black-and-white Manhattan of the golden age [his] characters are youthful Americans in tricky times, trying to create authentic lives. The New York Times Book Review


This very good first novel about striving and surviving in Depression-era Manhattan deserves attention The great strength of Rules of Civility is in the sharp, sure-handed evocation of Manhattan in the late 30s. Wall Street Journal


Put on some Billie Holiday, pour a dry martini and immerse yourself in the eventful life of Katey Kontent [Towles] clearly knows the privileged world he s writing about, as well as the vivid, sometimes reckless characters who inhabit it. People


[A] wonderful debut novel Towles [plays] with some of the great themes of love and class, luck and fated encounters that animated Wharton s novels. The Chicago Tribune


Glittering filled with snappy dialogue, sharp observations and an array of terrifically drawn characters Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change. NPR.org


Glamorous Gotham in one to relish a book that enchants on first reading and only improves on the second. The Philadelphia Inquirer

"

Review

'Impossibly glamorous ... Towles conjures up vintage New York so marvellously that it made me feel nostalgic for a place I've never been to.' -- The Times 'Achingly stylish...witty, slick production, replete with dark intrigue, period details, and a suitably Katharine Hepburn-like heroine' -- Guardian 'The summer's must-read: gripping and beautiful' -- Sunday Times 'Terrific. A smart, witty, charming dry-martini of a novel' -- David Nicholls, author of One Day 'This is a flesh-and-blood tale you believe in, with fabulous period detail. It's all too rare to find a fun, glamorous, semi-literary tale to get lost in... While you're lost in the whirl of silk stockings, fur and hip flasks, all you care about is what Katey Kontent does next' -- Viv Groskop, Observer 'Irresistible... A cross between Dorothy Parker and Holly Golightly, Katey Kontent is a priceless narrator in her own right - the brains of a bluestocking with the legs of a flapper and the mores of Carrie Bradshaw' -- Elena Seymenliyska, Telegraph 'Because who doesn't want to be transported to Thirties Manhattan?' -- Lucy Mangan 'Jazz-age New York is the setting for martinis and girls on the make in Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. As glamorous as it is gut-wrenching, this is the summer's must-read' -- ELLE '...my book of the year. If the unthinkable happened and I could never read another new work of fiction in 2011, I'd simply re-read this sparkling, stylish book, with yet another round of martinis as dry as the author's wit' -- Jackie McGlone, Herald 'Set against a soundtrack of clinking glasses and saxophones, the book is a love letter to the city and the era, so confidently written it instantly plunges you into Thirties New York. Towles creates a narrative that sparkles with sentences so beautiful you'll stop and re-read them. A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful - and desperate for a martini' -- Stylist 'This book feels special...Towles was born to write' -- Sun Herald 'Even the most jaded New Yorker can see the beauty in Amor Towles' RULES OF CIVILITY the antiqued portrait of an unlikely jet set making the most of Manhattan.' -- San Francisco Chronicle 'Rattles along at the pace of a riotous night out in the book's vividly evoked Manhattan. It is atmospheric, satisfying Great Gatsby-lite complete, with fish-out-of-water first-person narration, country house parties and a fabulously wealthy male protagonist who is not all that he seems.' -- Ben Hoyle, The Times

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1285 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre (21 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056A4Z3W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,432 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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