A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time
(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.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 0812970764
Characteristics: xxi, 166 p. :,map ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Schwartz, Marian


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"The only novel written by one of Russia's greatest Romantic poets, This beloved classic has everything for the modern reader - dangerous liaisons, elegant psychological complexity, dark passion, emotional tension, romantic duels and deception, fiery action in the Caucasus, beautiful and exo... Read More »

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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