A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermontov, Marian Schwartz & Gary Shteyngart

A Hero of Our Time

By Mikhail Lermontov, Marian Schwartz & Gary Shteyngart

  • Release Date: 2004-07-13
  • Genre: Classiques

Description

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 a Russian literature that it helped, in great measure, to make possible.

This edition includes a Translator’s Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, who translated the novel in collaboration with his son, Dmitri Nabokov.