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Rules of Civility (Hardcover)

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This book is a confection, an aged whiskey, a sweet romp with someone attractive who is also bright and a little complicated. The Rules of Civility is a lovely escape of a read. Amor Towles has a distinctive voice and style: elegant and fun and punctuated with subtle notes of yearning and loss that come from looking back.

— Barbette Houser

Engrossing, glittering, passionate, and fun, Rules of Civility tells the story of a young woman in 1930s New York City and the fascinating characters she meets as she tries to navigate the upper eschelons of society. This book will draw you in right off the bat and leave you wanting more of Towles' elegant yet witty storytelling. A delight!

— Indiana

Fall '12 Reading Group List


“This flawless debut novel follows two young women, boarding-house roommates, making their way in 1938 Manhattan. A chance meeting with an enigmatic young businessman launches the pair into areas of society heretofore closed to them, where they encounter a large cast of characters both charming and repellent. With echoes of Fitzgerald, Towles evokes effortlessly the era of pre-war Manhattan, from the workplace politics of a law office secretarial pool to the alcohol-fueled lawn party of the Long Island gin-and-horses set. This is an astonishing book!”
— Matthew Lage, Iowa Book L.L.C., Iowa City, IA

August 2011 Indie Next List


“This flawless debut novel follows two young women, boarding-house roommates, making their way in 1938 Manhattan. A chance meeting with an enigmatic young businessman launches the pair into areas of society heretofore closed to them, where they encounter a large cast of characters both charming and repellent. With echoes of Fitzgerald, Towles evokes effortlessly the era of pre-war Manhattan, from the workplace politics of a law office secretarial pool to the alcohol-fueled lawn party of the Long Island gin-and-horses set. This is an astonishing book!”
— Matthew Lage, Iowa Book L.L.C., Iowa City, IA

Product Details
ISBN: 9788972756736
ISBN-10: 8972756733
Publisher: Hyundae Munhak
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Language: Korean