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I just returned it and ordered the Penguin Classics (Everyman's Library also has a fine but more expensive edition).
Overall I felt the book dragged on in spots but overall worth the effort; assuming you can peel yourself off the couch to read it.
Despite the unattractiveness of Oblomov's preferred lifestyle, Goncharov manages to make Oblomov a very lovable character.
Oblomov was a favorite novel of mine when I studied Russian Literature in the 60s. Most reviews seem to characterize him as a slothful gentry. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Vedura
This book is one of the most famous and popular books of Russian Literature-in Russia. I never heard of this book-and I have many books of Russian Literature in my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tony Marquise Jr.
This is not a book many have read, but I think it is a classic.
Oblomov is the name of the leading character, a man raised by landed gentry on a country estate, pampered... Read more
Don't buy this book. The translation is painful to read- unsurprising, considering the publishers got the text off the internet instead of from a reputable translator. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lisa
Ilya Ilich Oblomov is a nobleman with worries, when we first meet him. Firstly, he is being asked to move apartment - when he can scarcely be bothered to leave his couch. Read morePublished 15 months ago by S Riaz
The book itself really wasn't designed that well, the cover art was all stretched and grainy and looked like something that had been copied and pasted from Google,not that it... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Deep & Edgy
Nobody does psychological insight like nineteenth-century Russian novelists. Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Chekhov and Turgenev liked to take characters and pass them under an... Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Cary Watson
I've read this book in Russian, but it took me a few attempts. I think that only on my third attempt I managed to get over the hill and eventually finish the book. Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by Vlad R.
"What kind of life is this, nothing but upsets and alarms! When will I have peaceful happiness and serenity? Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by Noddy Box