Ivan Goncharov





Ivan Goncharov

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born
in Simbirsk, Russian Federation
June 18, 1812

died
September 27, 1891

gender
male

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Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (Russian: Иван Александрович Гончаров) was a Russian novelist best known as the author of Oblomov (1859).

Иван Александрович Гончаров русский писатель; член-корреспондент Императорской Академии наук по Разряду Русского языка и словесности (1860).


Average rating: 3.93 · 11,880 ratings · 346 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
Oblomov
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 11,696 ratings — published 1859 — 156 editions
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The Same Old Story
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 1847 — 19 editions
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The Precipice
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1869 — 27 editions
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The Frigate Pallada
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1858 — 5 editions
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De Petersburgse pest
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1838 — 5 editions
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Ninfodora Ivánovna
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1836 — 5 editions
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Полное собрание сочинений и...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2010
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Una storia comune - La freg...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1847
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Oblomows Traum
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Fregat "Pallada" Tom 1
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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“A close, daily intimacy between two people has to be paid for: it requires a great deal of experience of life, logic, and warmth of heart on both sides to enjoy each other’s good qualities without being irritated by each other’s shortcomings and blaming each other for them.”
Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov

“I desire nothing, seek nothing but peace, the slumber of the soul. I have tasted all the hollowness and wretchedness of life and I despise it heartily. Whoever has lived and thought cannot but, in his soul, despise humanity. Activity, cares, worries, distractions - I am sick of them all. I wish for nothing, I seek nothing. I have no aim, for one gains that which one is eager for - and sees that it is all illusion. My joyous days have passed. I have cooled to them. In the educated world, amidst human beings, I feel the disadvantages of life too strongly, but alone, far from the crowd, I turn to stone. In this trance anything can happen, I see neither others nor myself. I do nothing and do not notice the actions either of others or myself - and I am at peace, I am indifferent. There can be no happiness for me, and I will not succumb to unhappiness.”
Ivan Goncharov, The Same Old Story

“It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.”
Ivan Goncharov

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