Too Clever by Half, Or, The Diary of a Scoundrel
The name of Gloumov, the protagonist of this play, has entered the language as gloumov-ism. As long as ambitious young men can most readily achieve success by selling themselves and betraying their better natures, gloumovism will thrive.
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