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A Hero of Our Time - Paul Foote, Mikhail Lermontov
A Hero of Our Time
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3.73 185
Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780140441765 (014044176X)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 185
Edition language: English
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Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it
0.5 Pechorin = Dick Diver = James Franco
The plot summary to the Penguin Classics edition reads: "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 prota...
bobsburgers23 rated it
4.0 A Hero of Our Time
You can see the massive influence this book has had on Russian literature almost as soon as the story opens. It's almost like a Gogol story. Unfortunately, the writing isn't terribly beautiful, though the descriptions of the Caucuses really make me want to go some day.
LunaLuss rated it
5.0 A Hero of Our Time
This was an interesting novel. I would not like to view it as the personification of the worse humanity is capable of. Pechorin does not remind me of the devil, or of a man devoid of any sense of good and evil. He is rather a lost soul, swayign between boredom and depression. He wishes to break the ...
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D3's Booklog rated it
The shade of Byron, or perhaps more accurately of the Byronic hero (that petulant and brooding vampiric pretty boy that has fascinated us since the days of the famous celebrity-poet), looms large, though in a decidedly ironic fashion, in Lermontov’s _A Hero of Our Time_. The titular ‘hero’ Grigory A...
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read here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/913Opening - All the luggage I had in my cart consisted of one small portmanteau half filled with traveling-notes on Georgia; of these the greater part has been lost, fortunately for you; but the portmanteau itself and the rest of its contents have remained...
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