A Hero of Our Time
A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later 19th century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Chekhov. Lermotov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and desperate for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - LibraryThing
This is a re-read of this classic short 1840 Russian novel about a "superfluous man", an army officer Grigory Alexxandrovich Pechorin, and his adventures, especially romantic ones, in the Caucasus ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lucybrown - LibraryThing
a brilliant psychological study with early exploration into layered narration and non-linear plot sequence. The irony and humor are sublime. Don't skip the Foreward! Truly a literary landmark! Read full review