Hero of Our Time

ISBN-10: 0679413278
ISBN-13: 9780679413271
Edition: 1992
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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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nobokov was born April 22, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russia to a wealthy family. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. When he left Russia, he moved to Paris and eventually to the United States in 1940. He taught at Wellesley College and Cornell University. Nobokov is revered as one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. Before he moved to the United States, he wrote under the pseudonym Vladimir Serin. Among those titles, were Mashenka, his first novel and Invitation to a Beheading. The first book he wrote in English was The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. He is best know for his work Lolita which was made into a movie in 1962. In addition to novels, he also wrote poetry and short stories. Nabokov died July 2, 1977.

T.J. Binyon lectures in Russian literature at Wadham College, Oxford.

Translator's Foreword
The Author's Introduction
Bela
Maksim Maksimich
Introduction to Pechorin's Journal
Taman
Princess Mary
The Fatalist
Notes

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