Rules of civility : a novel, Amor Towles. p. cm. ISBN : 978-1-101-51706-2. So all of us were drunk to some degree.
Rules of civility : a novel, Amor Towles. 1. Young women-Fiction. 2. Upper class-New York (State)-New York-Fiction. 3. Nineteen thirties-Fiction. 4. Wall Street (New York, . We shouted over the dinner tables and slipped away into empty rooms with each other’s spouses, carousing with all the enthusiasm and indis. cretion of Greek gods.
Amor Towles's tale of cocktails, silk stockings and retro chic is redolent of all the best New York films and novels, writes Viv Groskop. Tinker is enigmatic, adorable and lives his life according to George Washington's Rules of Civility. Except that he definitely hasn't read the last rule: "Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience. Anyway it's New Year's Eve 1937 and Katey Kontent is heading to a Greenwich Village hotspot – quite literally the Hotspot – with her room-mate Eve.
Amor Towles’ 2011 novel, Rules of Civility, is his homage to 1938 Manhattan, its environs and a few youthful .
Amor Towles’ 2011 novel, Rules of Civility, is his homage to 1938 Manhattan, its environs and a few youthful inhabitants. It blends sly humor with engaging discovery about each other and themselves. And leaves at least one mystery unsolved. This novel is less riveting, with a more circumspect plotline, but no less beautiful and poetic in its writing.
Rules of Civility book. An unlikely chance encounter stuns the woman, Katey-a If a novel could win an award for best cinematography, this would take home the gold. Amor Towles's sophisticated retro-era novel of manners captures Manhattan 1938 with immaculate lucidity and a silvery focus on the gin and the jazz, the nightclubs and the streets, the pursuit of sensuality, and the arc of the self-made woman. The novel's preface opens in 1966, with a happily married couple attending a Walker Evans photography exhibition.
In Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, his clever heroine, who grew up in Brooklyn as Katya, restyles herself in 1930s Manhattan as the more clubbable Katey, aspiring to all-American inclusion
In Towles’s first novel, Rules of Civility, his clever heroine, who grew up in Brooklyn as Katya, restyles herself in 1930s Manhattan as the more clubbable Katey, aspiring to all-American inclusion. As World War II gears up, raising the economy from bust to boom, Katey’s wit and charm lift her from a secretarial pool at a law firm to a high-profile assistant’s perch at a flashy new Condé Nast magazine. One night at the novel’s outset touches off the chain reaction that will produce both Katey’s career and her husband, and define her entire adult life.
294 Pages · 2011 · . 2 MB · 229 Downloads ·English. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
Praise for rules of civility. Read Bookpage's recent profile of Amor Towles and his new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, here. An irresistible and astonishingly assured debut about working class-women and world-weary WASPs in 1930s New Yor. n 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. Glamorous Gotham in one to relis. book that enchants on first reading and only improves on the second. The Philadelphia Inquirer.
About Rules of Civility. From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a sharply stylish (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society-now with over one million readers worldwide. On the last night of 1937, Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table.
Rules of Civility is not an entirely unique novel. The beauty of the book is in its telling
Rules of Civility is not an entirely unique novel. It’s at some level a coming-of-age story about a young girl who finds her way through New York society. The beauty of the book is in its telling. Towles recreates New York of the past with great conviction, and it’s a joy to follow Katey around Manhattan. Towles also acknowledges the migrant melting pot that New York already was as readers hop about Russian, Jewish, and Chinese neighborhoods. The writing is elegant and engaging with an almost effervescent quality. It’s a straightforward novel to read, yet it’s deeply textured.