Oblomov (1915)

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OBLOMOV


BY

IVAN GONCHAROV


TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN BY

C. J. HOGARTH


 


George Allen and Unwin Ltd Publisher Mark, 1915.png


 


LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN, LTD.

RUSKIN HOUSE40 MUSEUM STREET, W.C.

First published in 1915


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"Oblomov" is one of the greatest Russian classics, and has never before been translated into English. It constitutes a study of a perfectly new type in Russian fiction of a man who, though plunged in a slough of apathy from which nothing can arouse him, is yet a man of fine and noble instincts. What he utterly lacks and is ruined by, is his total lack of will-power.

Mr. Maurice Baring says: "In Oblomov Goncharov created a type which has become immortal, and Oblomov has passed into the Russian tongue, just as Tartuffe has passed into the French language, or Pecksniff into the English tongue."

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