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A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)In its adventurous happenings-its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues-"A Hero of Our Time" looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and '30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin-the archetypal Russian antihero-Lermontov's novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of a Russian literature that it helped, in great measure, to make possible.This edition includes a Translator's Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, who translated the novel in collaboration with his son, Dmitri Nabokov.
Authors: Lermontov, Mikhail IUrevich, 1814-1841
Title: A hero of our time
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
Characteristics: xxi, 166 p. :,map ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mikhail Lermontov ; translated, with a preface and notes, by Marian Schwartz ; introduction by Gary Shteyngart
Additional Contributors: Schwartz, Marian
ISBN: 0812970764
Subject Headings: Russia History, Military 1801-1917 Fiction Russia Social life and customs 1533-1917 Fiction Caucasus Fiction
LCCN: 2003070641
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Read and studied by all Russian kids at school, this epic work is timeless. It deals with human nature, betrayal, clash of generations and other profound subjects.

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