A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

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A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later nineteenth-century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov. Lermontov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and desperate for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780143105633
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lermonto Mikhail
Characteristics: xxvi, 174 p. :,map ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Geroĭ nashego vremeni.


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Dissipated hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a beautiful and magnetic but nihilistic young army officer, bored by life and indifferent to his many sexual conquests. Chronicling his unforgettable adventures in the Caucasus involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers, this cla... Read More »

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Wolvie Aug 17, 2009

The original rebel without a cause.


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