A Hero of Our Time (Paperback)

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By Mikhail Lermontov, Paul Foote (Translator)
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The first example of the psychological novel in Russia, A Hero of Our Time influenced Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov, and other great nineteenth-century masters that followed. Its hero, Pechorin, is Byronic in his wasted gifts, his cynicism, and his desire for any kind of action-good or ill-that will stave off boredom. Outraging many critics when it was first published in 1840, A Hero of Our Time follows Pechorin as he embarks on an exciting adventure involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers.

This edition includes a new introduction, chronology, suggestions for further reading, maps, and full explanatory notes.

About the Author

Paul Foote was, until his retirement, a university lecturer in Russian and fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140447958
ISBN-10: 0140447954
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2001
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics