A Gentleman in Moscow - Book 3: “1930” — “An Afternoon Assignation” Summary & Analysis

Amor Towles
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In the chapter “1930,” the Count’s morning routine of grinding coffee beans, exercising, and enjoying breakfast is detailed. As he stepped outside his door to leave his remaining cream for the lobby cat, the Count noticed there had been an envelope slipped under his door. The contents of the envelope made the count say “My God” in French.

In the chapter “Arachne’s Art,” the narrator compares the historical events that happened in the late 1920s to the changes in the pattern of a kaleidoscope rather than monumental quick changes. The narrator also notes that things were much the same at the Metropol. The bellhops were different and the Bishop had been promoted to the assistant manager of the hotel. Dinners of State took place in the ballroom.

The narrator next describes Emile with his chopper as he oversaw the kitchen...

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