A Hero of Our Time, Paperback


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.




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