A Hero of Our Time

Kobo ebook | December 1, 2010

byMikhail Lermontov, Marian Schwartz, Gary Shteyngart

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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.

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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...

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad, which is now St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1972. He moved to the United States seven years later with is family. He received a bachelor's degree in politics from Oberlin College in Ohio and an MFA in creative writing from City University of New York. His debut novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook,...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030776981X

ISBN - 13:9780307769817

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a classic... Shall I say more? Excellent translation by Schwartz, but Nabokov's translation of this work is superior. Insightful introduction by Shteyngart. You need this book in your library.
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