[BOOKS] ✯ Обломов By Ivan Goncharov – Heartforum.co.uk The novel evolved and expanded from an 1849 short story or sketch entitled Oblomov's Dream The novel focuses on the midlife crisis of the main character Ilya Ilyich Oblomov an upper middle class son o The novel evolved and expanded from an short story or sketch entitled Oblomov's Dream The novel focuses on the midlife crisis of the main character Ilya Ilyich Oblomov an upper middle class son of a member of Russia's nineteenth century landed gentry Oblomov's distinguishing characteristic is his slothful attitude towards life While a common negative characteristic Oblomov raises this trait to an art form conducting his little daily business apathetically from his bed While clearly comedic the novel also seriously examines many critical issues that faced Russian society in the nineteenth century Some of these problems included the uselessness of landowners and gentry in a feudal society that did not encourage innovation or reform the complex relations between members of different classes of society such as Oblomov's relationship with his servant Zakhar and courtship and matrimony by the elite.
Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov Russian Иван Александрович Гончаров was a Russian novelist best known as the author of Oblomov Иван Александрович Гончаров русский писатель; член корреспондент Императорской Академии наук по Разряду Русского языка и словесности .
- 586 pages
- Ivan Goncharov
- 01 September 2016 Ivan Goncharov