Title: A Hero of Our Time Author: Mikhail Lermontov Publisher: Alma Classics (2016) ISBN-10: 0860681017 ISBN-13: 9781847495761 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 217 Dimensions: 19.9 x 12.7 x 2.0 cm
Weight: 0.2 kg
On his travels through the wild mountainous terrain of the Caucasus, the narrator of A Hero of Our Time chances upon the veteran soldier and storyteller Maxim Maximych, who relates to him the dubious exploits of his former comrade Pechorin. Engaging in various acts of duelling, contraband, abduction and seduction, Pechorin, an archetypal Byronic anti-hero, combines cynicism and arrogance with melancholy and sensitivity.
Causing an uproar in Russia when it was first published in 1840, Lermontov's brilliant, seminal study of contemporary society and the nihilistic aspect of Romanticism – accompanied here by the unfinished novel Princess Ligovskaya – remains compelling to this day.