A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov audiobook

A Hero of Our Time

By Mikhail Lermontov
Translated by J. H. Wisdom and  Marr Murray
Read by Clive Chafer

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
6.18 Hours Unabridged
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First published in Russia as Geroy Nashego Vremeni, A Hero of Our Time is set in the Russian Caucasus in the 1830s. In A Hero of Our Time, 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 wasted energy and potential ultimately result in tragedy. This psychologically probing portrait of a disillusioned nineteenth-century aristocrat and its use of a nonchronological and multifaceted narrative structure influenced such later Russian authors as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy and presaged the antiheroes and antinovels of twentieth-century fiction.

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Summary

Summary

First published in Russia as Geroy Nashego Vremeni, A Hero of Our Time is set in the Russian Caucasus in the 1830s.

In A Hero of Our Time, 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 wasted energy and potential ultimately result in tragedy.

This psychologically probing portrait of a disillusioned nineteenth-century aristocrat and its use of a nonchronological and multifaceted narrative structure influenced such later Russian authors as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy and presaged the antiheroes and antinovels of twentieth-century fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you have a personal all-time bestseller list, make room for A Hero of Our Time.” Alan Furst, New York Times bestselling author
“In Russia Mikhail Lermontov is considered one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century.” Peter Constantine, award-winning literary translator

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Author Bio: Mikhail Lermontov

Author Bio: Mikhail Lermontov

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (1814–1841), sometimes called “the poet of the Caucasus,” was the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin’s death. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also by his prose. His poetry remains popular in Chechnya, Dagestan, and beyond Russia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English