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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
A Hero of Our Time is a short novel by Mikhail Lermontov, written in 1839 and revised in 1841. It is an example of the superfluous man novel, noted for its compelling Byronic hero (or anti-hero) Pechorin and for the beautiful descriptions of the Caucasus. There are several English translations, including one by Vladimir Nabokov in 1958. Excerpted... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 12.78
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... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
-James Wood, London Review of Books "[A] smart, spirited new translation." - The Boston Globe "One of the most vivid and persuasive portraits of the male ego ever put down on paper." -Neil LaBute, from the Foreword]]> more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
In its adventurous happenings?its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues? A Hero of Our Time looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and ?30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin?the archetypal Russian antihero?Lermontov?s novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of... more...
- Overlook 2009; US$ 12.99
A brilliant new translation of a perennial favorite of Russian Literature The first major Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time was both lauded and reviled upon publication. Its dissipated hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a beautiful and magnetic but nihilistic young army officer, bored by life and indifferent to his many sexual conquests.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99
After all that - how, you might wonder, could one not become a fatalist?'Lermontov's hero, Pechorin, is a young army officer posted to the Caucasus, where his adventures - amorous and reckless - do nothing to alleviate his boredom and cynicism. World-weary and self-destructive, Pechorin is alienated from those around him yet he is full of passion... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 18.89
Mikhail Lermontov (181441) is best known in the West today as the author of the novel A Hero of Our Time. But at the time of his death, aged only 26, he was widely regarded as Russia?s greatest living poet. He achieved almost instant fame in 1837 with On the Death of a Poet?, his tribute to Pushkin whose death in a duel foreshadowed Lermontov?s... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 20.99
Bursting into print with an impassioned poem on the death of Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov attracted unfavorable attention from the authorities while enjoying a high reputation in literary circles and beyond. He was of Scottish descent, and this bilingual volume celebrates him with new translations by 14 translator-poets, mostly Scottish. Although Lermontov... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95
"Of lasting appeal to readers of all countries and centuries."?Vladimir Nabokov Russian literature's first major prose novel, this gripping work was a primary influence on Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and other great nineteenth-century writers. Mikhail Lermontov, "the poet of the Caucasus," drew upon his personal Byronic exploits to create these tales of... more...