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An Ordinary Story
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0875010881, Hardcover)A fresh translation of an important work by the author of Oblomov, An Ordinary Story describes the coming of age of a romantic young man from the provinces who moves to Petersburg in search of love and a career. Psychologically acute in its delineation of his relationship with his mentor uncle, this work has a great deal of charm as well as interest. Since Goncharov himself had worked as a bureaucrat in the civil service, his depiction of this world and the compromises it exacted from his heroes is genuinely compelling. A work that retains its relevance for Russians even today (it has been staged several times as a play in the Soviet Union), An Ordinary Story marked the debut of a major Russian novelist.
This edition also includes the first English-language translation of Viktor Rozov's famed stage adaptation, which premiered at the Sovremennik Theater in 1966, and was considered one of the best plays of the era.
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