Newly Translated and Annotated with an introduction by Professor Galya Diment, University of Washington (Alma Classics Evergreens)
Pearl's approach is more adventurous than that of his predecessors. His text flows naturally, capturing Goncharov's carefully modulated tone, the gentleness of his humour, and the colloquial flavour of his dialogue...Stephen Pearl has indeed caught the very essence of Oblomov. * TLS * I am in rapture over Oblomov and keep rereading it. -- Leo Tolstoy Goncharov is ten heads above me in talent. -- Anton Chekhov
Ivan Goncharov (1812-91) was a Russian official, novelist, critic and travel writer, who is best remembered for his masterpiece Oblomov.