Publish date: November 30th 1978
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 484
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, Russian Literature
There are some very good reviews here explaining the importance of Oblomov and its message: this is Russia on the eve of modernity, and Goncharov presents the evil of the old ways: inertia, reluctance to change, or learn from travel, or – perhaps the most difficult – spend in order to prosper. In th...
Introduction.Opening: Ilya Ilyich Oblomov was lying in bed one morning in his flat in Gorokhovaya Street in one of those large houses which have as many inhabitants as a country town.I'd like someone far cleverer than yours truly, to compare and contrast Léonie from Swann's Way with Oblomov. You kn...
I love Russian literature and i liked this initially, but I can't stand that for most of the the fact he doesn't get out of bed. Considering sloth etc is what this whole book is about, didn't bode well....