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A Hero of Our Time

Authors: Lermontov, Mikhail
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC004000, FIC002000
ISBN: 9780307769817, Related ISBNs: 030776981X, 0812970764, 9780307769817, 9780812970760
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 208,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

In its adventurous happenings–its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues–A Hero of Our Time looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and ’30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin–the archetypal Russian antihero–Lermontov’s novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of a Russian literature that it helped, in great measure, to make possible.

This edition includes a Translator’s Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, who translated the novel in collaboration with his son, Dmitri Nabokov.

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