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Ivan Goncharov

Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov (1812-1891) was a Russian novelist and travel writer, whose highly esteemed novels dramatize social change in Russia and contain some of Russian literature's most vivid and memorable characters. Goncharov's most notable achievement lies in his three novels, of which the first was A Common Story (1917), a novel that immediately made his reputation when it was acclaimed by the influential critic Vissarion Belinsky. Oblomov (1915), a more mature work, generally...See more