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The Same Old Story: New Translation (Alma Classics)

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The Same Old Story: New Translation (Alma Classics)

Ivan Goncharov, Translated by Stephen Pearl, "The Same Old Story: New Translation (Alma Classics)"
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1847495621, 1013477707 | 384 pages | True EPUB | 1.2 MB

Filled with dreams of pursuing a career as a poet, the young Alexander Aduev moves from the country to St Petersburg, where he takes up lodgings next to his uncle Pyotr, a shrewd and world-weary businessman. As his ideals are challenged by disappointment in the fields of love, friendship and poetical ambition, Alexander must decide whether to return to the homely values he has left behind or adapt to the ruthless rules and morals of city life. Told in the author's trademark humorous style and presented in a sparkling new translation by Stephen Pearl, The Same Old Story - Goncharov's first novel, preceding his masterpiece Oblomov by twelve years - is a study of lost illusions and rude spiritual awakening in the modern world.

If you enjoyed this novel, you might also like Oblomov and Malinovka Heights, published by Alma Classics.

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