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I just returned it and ordered the Penguin Classics (Everyman's Library also has a fine but more expensive edition).
Olga and Oblomov fall in love, with Olga dreaming of a permanently-changed Oblomov and Oblomov dreaming of a future growing old with Olga on Oblomov's family estate.
This sometimes works well in dialogues between characters, but not so much in the voice of the narrator, in my opinion.
Incredible book, what a lazy person, I felt frustrated with it but had to finish it.Published 1 month ago by Sarah McCowan
Oblomov is one of the masterpieces of Russian literature. Goncharov's novel with singular beauty relates the psychological tragedy of Ilya Ilytich Oblomov - the Russian Hamlet - a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Luca Graziuso and Marina Ross
What an absorbing tale. Needed to slow down enough to start taking it in! Book Club members enjoyed it too.Published 2 months ago by Lyn Davies
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 3 months 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 6 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 14 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 17 months ago by S Riaz