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A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermontov

A Hero of Our Time is an example of the superfluous man novel, noted for its compelling Byronic hero (or antihero) Pechorin and for the beautiful descriptions of the Caucasus. According to the Byronic tradition, Pechorin is a character of contradiction. He is both sensitive and cynical. He is possessed of extreme arrogance, yet has a deep insight i...
Publish Date
2019
September 9
First Published in 1840
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