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Ivan Goncharov Message Board 1/1/2012
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A Common Story
Also published under the title THE SAME OLD STORY, this novel relates the shattering of young Alexander Aduyev's naive romanticism and his transformation into a harder, more practical man. On the precipice of adulthood, Alexander leaves the sheltered cradle of his mother's house in the countryside to live with his uncle, Pyotr Ivanovich, in St. Petersburg, the growing epicenter of bourgeois productivity in 19th-century Russia. Pyotr is an active, hyper-r...