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Hero Of Our Time, A : Modern Library Classics (Paperback) - Mikhail Lermontov

Hero Of Our Time, A

Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

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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.

"It's high time an up-to-date and idiomatic version of A Hero of Our Time was made available to American readers. Marion Schwartz's translation of Lermontov's classic adventure novel captures all the suppleness and wit of Lermontov's prose, the fine texture of his descriptions and the galloping rhythm of his narrative passages. This is a fine addition to the Modern Library." -- Michael Scammell

"Military life in the Caucasus, bandits, duels, romance--at the hands of a passionate adventurer with "a restless imagination, an insatiable heart. That is Pechorin, and also Lermontov. If you have a personal all-time bestseller list, make room for A Hero of our Time. "-- Alan Furst

"In Russia Mikhail Lermontov is considered one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Marian Schwarz's compelling translation shows us why." -- Peter Constantine

Translator's Forewordp. v
The Author's Introductionp. 1
Belap. 3
Maksim Maksimichp. 50
Introduction to Pechorin's Journalp. 63
Tamanp. 65
Princess Maryp. 81
The Fatalistp. 182
Notesp. 195
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ISBN: 9780812970760
ISBN-10: 0812970764
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 13th July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.3  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1

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