''Oblomov'' is a Russian novel by Ivan Goncharov, published in 1859. Nobleman Oblomov resides in his St. Petersburg (capital of Czarist Russia) apartment with his servant Sachar, daydreaming half the day and doing nothing the other half. Sometimes, one of his old friends visits him and provides a bit of change.

He is the epitome of the "Superfluous man", a type of character you'll often meet in 19th century Russian literature.

The novel is divided into three parts. The first part depicts Oblomov's uneventful life until his childhood friend Andrey Karlovich Stolz visits him. The second part is a HopeSpot, when Stolz urges him to do more, but Oblomov's meeting and infatuation with [[LoveInterest Olga]] distracts him. In the third part, Oblomov reverts to his old habits, which Stolz coined ''oblomovshtchina'' (can be translated as "Oblomovism" - this word entered the Russian language). The once again cynical Oblomov writes a letter to reject Olga and marries his landlord Agafya. Meanwhile his estate remains in disarray. He soon discovers that those whom he had trusted to manage his estate were {{False Friend}}s all along, and they would have gotten away with it if it weren't for Stolz (YouMeddlingKids). Married and financially secured once more Oblomov returns to Oblomovka, his home in the country side, to spend his last years. Stolz and Olga raises his child, named Andrey after his adopted father.

* BetaCouple: Sachar and Anisya
* BigEater: Oblomov, of course. Also, Tarantyev's buddy Ivan Mukhoyarov (brother of Agafya), who likes to spend his money on delicacies instead of more visible luxuries (if only because people could get suspicious - as he says, they can't see what he has in his stomach).
* ChekhovsGunman: The general with whom Stolz is on first-name base. In the chapter about Stolz's youth
* CloserToEarth: Anisya compared to Sachar, Olga to Oblomov (not that hard)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The eponymous character
* TheDogBitesBack: When Tarantyev's buddy is fired because they cheated Oblomov, Tarantyev still has the nerve to shout at Oblomov and demand that he give half of his property to Mukhoyarov. Then, finally, Oblomov slaps him, and the servants claim they had seen nothing.
* ExtremeDoormat: Agafya. Oblomov is also guilty of this, seeing as he is pushed around by Tarantyev.
* FatSlob: Again, Oblomov. It takes about 150 pages until he leaves his ''bed'', and without Stolz, he mighty not even have managed that.
* FilmOfTheBook: Made in Russia.
* {{Foil}}: Stolz, for Oblomov.
* TheGenericGuy: Alekseyev.
* GermanRussians: Stolz - a very positive example
* HeavySleeper: Not surprisingly, Oblomov.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: Oblomov to Olga.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sachar, who badmouthes his master and steals from him, if only small amounts. Even worse is Tarantyev, who essentially blackmails Oblomov. [[spoiler:After Oblomov dies, Sachar is heartbroken and shows that he was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold all along]].
* TheKlutz: Sachar, who regularly breaks stuff.
* ManipulativeBastard: Tarantyev and his buddy.
* MeaningfulName: "Stolz" is German for "pride" or "proud" (here, in a positive sense - he's someone who can be proud of what he did).
* MommasBoy: Oblomov shares many characteristics with them, although his father isn't absent and also never shown to be a typical HenpeckedHusband.
* NeverMyFault: Oblomov is completely unable to change his life by himself; when he gets unhappy he decides to blame Sachar instead. Now Sachar is a {{Jerkass}} and whatnot, but still {{Misblamed}}.
* PhonyVeteran: [[spoiler:Sachar pretends to be one at the end, when Oblomov is dead and he became a beggar.]]
* ThePigPen: Sachar always has dirty hands.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Guess who. After the head of his village tells Oblomov that there are problems, he starts thinking about reforms, and spends the next years with that, without doing anything.
* SourOutsideSadInside: Oblomov bitterly rejects all that is St. Petersburg (the people, the lifestyle, the environment), while dearly yearning for his home in the country.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: A rare good example. Tarantyev's buddy thinks he can pull off robbing Oblomov blind, but Stolz happens to be on first-name base with the general, who gets Mukhoyarov fired.
* ShutIn: The titular character. He's afraid to leave his house, let alone the city or the country. He gets better, thanks to Stolz... [[spoiler:and worse again.]]
* SpoiledBrat: Oblomov started as this - his family doesn't even mind if he skips school regularly. In fact, they push him to do so.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: At the beginning, Tarantyev is rude and insulting; later, he and a buddy of his essentially cheat and blackmail Oblomov.