Oblomov (Penguin Classics)

Oblomov (Penguin Classics)


Written with sympathetic humor and compassion, this masterful portrait of upper-class decline made Ivan Goncharov recognized all through Russia on its ebook in 1859. Ilya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia’s death aristocracy—a guy so lazy that he has given up his activity within the Civil carrier, ignored his books, insulted his acquaintances, and located himself in debt. Too apathetic to do something approximately his difficulties, he lives in a grubby, crumbling residence, waited on via Zakhar, his both idle servant. Terrified by way of the job essential to perform the true global, Oblomov manages to prevent paintings, postpones swap, and—finally—risks wasting the affection of his existence. This extraordinary translation via David Magarshack captures the entire sophisticated comedy and near-tragedy of the original.

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