2020ok  Directory of FREE Online Books and FREE eBooks

Free eBooks > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British > 19th Century > Hero Of Our Time, A

Hero Of Our Time, A

by Lermontov

Download Book
(Respecting the intellectual property of others is utmost important to us, we make every effort to make sure we only link to legitimate sites, such as those sites owned by authors and publishers. If you have any questions about these links, please contact us.)

link 1

About Book

Book Description

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Novel by Mikhail Lermontov, published in Russian in 1840 as Geroy nashego vremeni. Its psychologically probing portrait of a disillusioned 19th-century aristocrat and its use of a nonchronological and multifaceted narrative structure influenced such later Russian authors as Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy and presaged the antiheroes and antinovels of 20th-century fiction. The novel is set in the Russian Caucasus in the 1830s. Grigory Pechorin is a bored, self-centered, and cynical young army officer who believes in nothing. With impunity he toys with the love of women and the goodwill of men. He is brave, determined, and willful, but his energies and potential are wasted, and he dies in a duel.

From the Publisher
"A Hero of Our Time is a book comprising five stories –'Bela,' 'Maxim Maximych,' 'Taman,' 'Princess Mary,' and 'The Fatalist'– linked by a single subject. In it Lermontov describes Pechorin, the hero of the day, of a terrible era, a wasted, cruel, and useless man, who passes indifferently by majestic landscapes and plain but wonderful people with pure hearts. In his five stories he reveals perfect art, which is real, wise, masterly in style and delightful."

— Alexei Tolstoy

Inside Flap Copy
Introduction by Timothy Binyon Translated by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Mikhail Lermontov was born in Moscow in October 1814. His early poetic works were inspired by the beautiful nature of the Caucasus, stories he overheard about the Caucasian War, and his travel across all of Russia by horseback. He became his age's leading Romantic poet. Tragically killed in duel a year after its publication, A Hero of Our Time is his only novel.



PLEASE READ: All comments must be approved before appearing in the thread; time and space constraints prevent all comments from appearing. We will only approve comments that are directly related to the article, use appropriate language and are not attacking the comments of others.

Message (please, no HTML tags. Web addresses will be hyperlinked):

Related Free eBooks

Related Tags

DIGG This story   Save To Google   Save To Windows Live   Save To Del.icio.us   diigo it   Save To blinklist
Save To Furl   Save To Yahoo! My Web 2.0   Save To Blogmarks   Save To Shadows   Save To stumbleupon   Save To Reddit