The Frigate Pallada. Translated by Klaus Goetze
Edition: First of this translation
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. Cloth & boards, endpaper maps. (xxii), (650) pp, full page illustrations in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has two nicks, else fine. Goncharov's novel OBLOMOV (1859) is one of the great classics of Russian literature. "In 1852, prior to the writing of OBLOMOV, Goncharov - seeking adventure and wishing to broaden his horizons - signed on the accompany the frigate 'Pallada" on her long voyage to open Japan to Russian trade for the first time. The result was this book, a beautifully written, lovingly detailed account of a long and difficult journey through the Atlantic, around Europe and the tip of Africa to the Indian Ocean, through to Singapore and Japan, and finally overland back through Siberia." - jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover