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by Paul Foote, Mikhail Lermontov
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Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it 3 years ago
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...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
D3's Booklog
D3's Booklog rated it 6 years ago
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
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...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it 7 years ago
I picked this up because I saw a reference to it in something I recently read (I can't remember if it was Northanger Abbey or Uncle Silas) and it sparked my curiousity: turns out it is just Russian moralizing set up as a story within a story. The flow of the story and the "horrible" actions taken by...
Edward
Edward rated it 7 years ago
ForewordIntroductionAcknowledgementsSuggestions for Further ReadingMap--A Hero of Our TimeNotes
Edward
Edward rated it 7 years ago
ForewordIntroductionAcknowledgementsSuggestions for Further ReadingMap--A Hero of Our TimeNotes
carey
carey rated it 7 years ago
Without doubt the sexiest Byronic sociopath in literature. This may not have a story and an odd structure but the writing is brilliant and the characterisation brilliant. Explains why we all love a bastard.
globulon
globulon rated it 8 years ago
I read an older translation by a Lipmann which I thought was decent. I found it through google books.I thought it was interesting how the author started with his own circumstances, then introduced a character who tells a tale of the true subject, then the author introduces the true subject himself w...
mashahsam
mashahsam rated it 8 years ago
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