A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermontov

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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov is a classic Russian novel first published in 1840. It's structured as a series of interconnected stories and is often considered one of the earliest psychological novels in Russian literature. The novel follows the life of Pechorin, a young and cynical Russian officer. Pechorin is depicted as a complex and enigmatic character, disillusioned with society and filled with existential boredom. He journeys through the Caucasus region, engaging in romantic relationships and various adventures. Throughout the book, Pechorin displays a lack of empathy and a manipulative nature, often toying with people's emotions and engaging in reckless behavior. He's both admired and criticized by those around him, and his character embodies the contradictions and complexities of the human psyche. A Hero of Our Time explores themes of love, alienation, the search for meaning, and the inner conflicts of the protagonist. It's a reflection on the moral and existential dilemmas faced by individuals in a changing society, offering insight into the darker aspects of human nature.

This book has 59,226 words, 129 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1840. This translation by Marr Murray and J. H. Wisdom was published in 1912.

Production notes: This ebook of A Hero of Our Time was published by Global Grey on the 27th November 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Eugene Onegin' by Elena Samokysh-Sudkovskaya.

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