A Hero of Our Time
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - starbox - LibraryThing
Read this primarily as I have an interest in Central Asia, in which the first part is set (the second half is mainly in a Crimean spa.) I'm afraid it didnt hugelt grab me: our hero (or is he ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jigarpatel - LibraryThing
A Hero of Our Time is a novel in a superficial sense. By that I mean it cannot be seen alongside later Russian epics by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy. It is a series of sketches, foreshadowing ... Read full review