Oblomov

Author(s): Ivan Goncharov; C. Hogarth (Translator)

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Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov. 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 was compared to Shakespeare's Hamlet as answering 'No!' to the question "To be or not to be?" Oblomov is a young, generous nobleman who seems incapable of making important decisions or undertaking any significant actions. The book was considered a satire of Russian nobility whose social and economic function was increasingly in question in mid-nineteenth century Russia.

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General Fields

  • : 9781541372146
  • : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • : 0.213188
  • : December 2016
  • : .24 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ivan Goncharov; C. Hogarth (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 891.73/3
  • : 106