A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

Paperback Oneworld Classics

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

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  • Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 20mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 1847491219
  • ISBN 13: 9781847491213
  • Sales rank: 421,850

Product description

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

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Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) was a Russian writer and poet. A member of the Romantic movement, Lermontov's work was hugely influential on later Russian writers, and is still highly popular in his homeland today.

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"Galloping new translation." --"Independent"