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Written by Ivan GoncharovAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ivan Goncharov

  • Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: December 15, 1992
  • Price: $24.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-41729-3 (0-679-41729-X)
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The sly, subversive side of the nineteenth-century Russian literary character—the one which represents such a contrast to the titanic exertions of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky—was most fully realized in Ivan Goncharov’s 1859 masterpiece, Oblomov. This magnificent farce about a gentleman who spends the better part of his life in bed is a reminder of the extent to which humor, in the hands of a comic genius, can be used to explore the absurdities and injustices of a social order.