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Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia's dying aristocracy - a man so lazy that he has given up his job in the Civil Service, neglected his books, insulted his friends and found himself in debt. Too apathetic to do anything about his problems, he lives in a grubby, crumbling apartment, waited on by Zakhar, his equally idle servant. Terrified by the bustle and activity necessary to participate in the real world, Oblomov manages to avoid work, postpone change and - finally - risks losing the love of his life. Written with sympathetic humour and compassion, Oblomov made Goncharov famous throughout Russia on its publication in 1859, as readers saw in this story of a man whose defining characteristic is indolence, the portrait of an entire class in decline.

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Oblomov Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia's dying aristocracy a man so lazy that he has given up his job in the Civil Service, neglected his books, insulted his friends and found himself in debt. Too apathetic to do anything about his problems, he lives in a grubby, crumbling apartment, waited on by Zakhar, his equally idle servant. Full description

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The combination of Goncharov''s edits and Schwartzs translation left me thumbing back to the copyright page to confirm 1862, not 1962, as this translation sparkles with contemporary lyricism and humor."Karen Vanuska, Quarterly Conversation -- Quarterly Conversation

Oblomov is a truly great work, the likes of which one has not seen for a long, long time. I am in rapture over Oblomov and keep rereading it.Leo Tolstoy -- Leo Tolstoy

"[Goncharov is] ten heads above me in talent.Anton Chekhov -- Anton Chekhov

""Oblomov" is a truly great work, the likes of which one has not seen for a long, long time. I am in rapture over "Oblomov" and keep rereading it."--Leo Tolstoy--Leo Tolstoy

"[Goncharov is] ten heads above me in talent."--Anton Chekhov--Anton Chekhov

"The combination of Goncharov''s edits and Schwartz's translation left me thumbing back to the copyright page to confirm 1862, not 1962, as this translation sparkles with contemporary lyricism and humor."--Karen Vanuska, "Quarterly Conversation"--Quarterly Conversation

"You can''t help but be captivated by the ''rapture'' that Tolstoy spoke of when reading and rereading it."--Ron Rosenblum, Slate, A Slate Best Book of 2008--Slate

"Long before Jerry Seinfeld and Samuel Beckett, there was Ivan Goncharov, a minor government official in czarist Russia, and his classic novel about an ordinary Russian aristocrat mired in his own extraordinary inertia."--Chris Lehman, "Bookforum"
--Bookforum

"The combination of Goncharov's edits and Schwartz's translation left me thumbing back to the copyright page to confirm 1862, not 1962, as this translation sparkles with contemporary lyricism and humor."--Karen Vanuska, "Quarterly Conversation"--Quarterly Conversation

"[Goncharov is] ten heads above me in talent. Anton Chekhov--Anton Chekhov"

"Oblomov" is a truly great work, the likes of which one has not seen for a long, long time. I am in rapture over "Oblomov" and keep rereading it. Leo Tolstoy--Leo Tolstoy"

"You can't help but be captivated by the 'rapture' that Tolstoy spoke of when reading and rereading it." Ron Rosenblum, Slate, A Slate Best Book of 2008--Slate"

Oblomov is a truly great work, the likes of which one has not seen for a long, long time. I am in rapture over Oblomov and keep rereading it. Leo Tolstoy--Leo Tolstoy"

"Offers a fine example of sly and compassionate satire, a very rare genre indeed" Michael Wood, London Review of Books--London Review of Books"

The combination of Goncharov's edits and Schwartz s translation left me thumbing back to the copyright page to confirm 1862, not 1962, as this translation sparkles with contemporary lyricism and humor." Karen Vanuska, Quarterly Conversation--Quarterly Conversation"

Long before Jerry Seinfeld and Samuel Beckett, there was Ivan Goncharov, a minor government official in czarist Russia, and his classic novel about an ordinary Russian aristocrat mired in his own extraordinary inertia. Chris Lehman, Bookforum
--Bookforum"

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