Book :: Oblomov

By: Ivan Goncharov
Pages: 443
Published: 1859
Genre(s): Russia
Literary Fiction
Rating: (3)


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Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when idleness was still looked upon by Russia’s serf-owning rural gentry as a plausible and worthy goal, Ivan Goncharov’s Oblomov follows the travails of an unlikely hero, a young aristocrat incapable of making a decision. Indolent, inattentive, incurious, given to daydreaming and procrastination, Oblomov clearly predates the ideal of the...

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This book started off okay, then the long, weird dream chapter made me want to put it down for good... However, from this point onwards I really got into Oblomov and I recommend giving it a go. I think we've all had weekends (or weeks!) of being just like Oblomov.

Jan 4th, 2017

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I read this in French because I couldn't find an English any language, this is a hoot!!!!!

Nov 9th, 2015

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Jun 9th, 2015

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