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A Hero of Our Time (Evergreens) (Paperback)

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By Mikhail Lermontov, Martin Parker (Translated by), Neil Cornwell (Translated by)
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Description


On his travels through the wild mountainous terrain of the Caucasus, the narrator of A Hero of Our Time chances upon the veteran soldier and storyteller Maxim Maximych, who relates to him the dubious exploits of his former comrade Pechorin. Engaging in various acts of duelling, contraband, abduction and seduction, Pechorin, an archetypal Byronic anti-hero, combines cynicism and arrogance with melancholy and sensitivity.

Causing an uproar in Russia when it was first published in 1840, Lermontov's brilliant, seminal study of contemporary society and the nihilistic aspect of Romanticism โ€“ accompanied here by the unfinished novel Princess Ligovskaya โ€“ remains compelling to this day.

About the Author


A soldier in the Russian army stationed in the Caucasus, Mikhail Lermontov (1814โ€“41) became a hugely famous and influential Romantic poet. His life was cut short in a duel with a fellow officer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781847495761
ISBN-10: 1847495761
Publisher: Alma Classics
Publication Date: November 17th, 2016
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Evergreens