ISBN 9780140447958,Hero of Our Time

Hero of Our Time



Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9780140447958

ISBN-10 0140447954


Number of Pages 168 Pages
Language (English)


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. @BAMF Who is that sublime woman? She is perfect. Oh, excellent: Grushinsky seems to like her. I'm going to cock-block him. How typically me. My plan to seduce her is simple: act like I always have better things to do, insult her, and act as though I have nothing left to live for. Apparently she's begging for an introduction? I wonder if this kind of thing works in real life?

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