Synopses & Reviews
Introduction by Timothy Binyon Translated by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov
"From the Hardcover edition.
In its adventurous happenings its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues A Hero of Our Timelooks 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."