A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • Alma Books Ltd
  • Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847491219
  • 9781847491213
  • 691,678

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"Galloping new translation." "Independent""show more

About Mikhail Lermontov

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.show more

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