This edition includes a new introduction, chronology, suggestions for further reading, maps, and full explanatory notes.
About: A Hero Of Our Time (1839) is the only novel written by one of Russia's greatest Romantic poets, Mikhail Lermontov -- considered by many to be the Russian counterpart of Lord Byron -- who died in a duel at the age of 26, leaving behind an unforgettable literary legacy.
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About: All the luggage I had in my cart consisted of one small portmanteau half filled with travelling-notes on Georgia; of these the greater part has been lost, fortunately for you; but the portmanteau itself and the rest of its contents have remained intact, fortunately for me.
About: THIS novel, known as one of the masterpieces of Russian Literature, under the title "A Hero of our Time," and already translated into at least nine European languages, is now for the first time placed before the general English Reader.
About: In its adventurous happeningsâits abductions, duels, and sexual intriguesâA Hero of Our TimeÂ looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and â30s.
About: Five linked adventures portray Pechorin, a man with very little social decency who acts only in accord with his own convictions and whose main drive is staving off boredom by any means possible.
About: The first major prose novel in Russian literature and chief source of the Russian tradition in 19th century literature, "A Hero of Our Time" (1840) was to have a profound influence on later Russian writers.
About: Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time (1840) is one of thegreat classics of Russian nineteenth-century literature, is a novel ofunique structure, based on a series of short storied held together by aByronic hero, Pechorin, whose gifted but embittered nature typified theso-called superfluous men of the 1830's.
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