Ivan Goncharov  

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"One morning, in a flat in one of the great buildings in Gorokliovaia Street, the population of which was sufficient to constitute that of a provincial town, there was lying in bed a gentleman named Ilya Ilyitch Oblomov." --incipit Oblomov by (1859) by Ivan Goncharov

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Ivan Goncharov (1812 – 1891) was a Russian novelist best known as the author of Oblomov (1859).

He was born in Simbirsk (now Ulyanovsk); his father was a wealthy grain merchant.

After graduating from Moscow University in 1834 Goncharov served for thirty years as a minor government official.

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