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By: Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891)

Book cover Oblomov

Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is also the central character of the novel, often seen as the ultimate incarnation of the superfluous man, a symbolic character in 19th-century Russian literature. Oblomov is a young, generous nobleman who seems incapable of making important decisions or undertaking any significant actions. Spoiled as a child to the point of not even being able to put on his own socks, Oblomov is unprepared to deal with the smallest difficulty of adult life...

Book cover Common Story

Alexander Fedoritch Adouev is the naïve, pampered son of Anna Pavlovna, a provincial landowner. He decides to go off to Saint Petersburg, not only to make his mark upon society but also to fulfill his two rosy romantic dreams of becoming a great writer and finding a great love. He is taken under the reluctant wing of his uncle, Piotr Ivanitch Adouev, a pragmatic, hard-headed businessman who scorns everything romantic and tries to cure Alexander Fedoritch of his sentimental, youthful illusions. The...

Book cover (Russian) Обрыв

Впервые опубликованный в 1869-м году в журнале «Вестник Европы», роман «Обрыв» как бы завершает «трилогию» о переходном периоде в русской жизни и стал последним большим произведением Гончарова. Героем романа является «светский человек» Борис Павлович Райский. Основные события повествования разворачиваются на фоне отживания элементов патриархального быта и прихода «новых сил».

Book cover (Russian) Обыкновенная история

Обыкновенная история» — роман воспитания, повествующий о взрослении молодого дворянина Александра Адуева. Полный противопоставлений , роман имел широкий положительный отклик среди читающей публики и литературных критиков. Впервые изданный в нескольких выпусках журнала...

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