9780679417293-067941729X-Oblomov (Everyman's Library)

Oblomov (Everyman's Library)

ISBN-13: 9780679417293
ISBN-10: 067941729X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Ivan Goncharov
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Format: Hardcover 624 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780679417293
ISBN-10: 067941729X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Ivan Goncharov
Publication date: 1992
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Format: Hardcover 624 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Ivan Goncharov wrote Oblomov (Everyman's Library) comprising 624 pages back in 1992. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 067941729X and 9780679417293. Since then Oblomov (Everyman's Library) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

AN EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY HARDCOVER CLASSIC.

Ivan Goncharov’s 1859 masterpiece—a magnificent farce about a gentleman who spends the better part of his life in bed—brilliantly employs humor to explore the absurdities and injustices of an outmoded social order.

Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a good-hearted nobleman whose majestic slothfulness renders him incapable of making decisions or taking the simplest of actions. Raised in idyllic comfort on his family’s country estate, he has become so lazy as an adult that he lets his affairs deteriorate and allows unscrupulous people to take advantage of his weakness and good nature. Living in a shabby apartment and tended by his indolent serf, Zahar, he relies on the efforts of his increasingly exasperated friend Stolz to protect him from himself. Falling in love briefly rouses Oblomov to exert himself in courting Olga, a young woman Stoltz introduces him to, but his astonishing lethargy eventually defeats even their romance. Wildly successful upon its publication, Oblomov was taken as a slyly subversive indictment of the uselessness and corruption of the nobility, but the character of Goncharov’s superfluous man is rendered in such vivid detail and epic richness that it transcends satire and achieves iconic status, earning a place among the masterworks of Russian literature.

Translated by Natalie Duddington

(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed).

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book