A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Yurevich LERMONTOV (1814 - 1841), translated by Marr MURRAY ( - ) and J. H. WISDOM ( - )

A Hero of Our Time is indeed a portrait, but not of one man. It is a portrait built up of all our generation's vices in full bloom. You will again tell me that a human being cannot be so wicked, and I will reply that if you can believe in the existence of all the villains of tragedy and romance, why wouldn't believe that there was a Pechorin? If you could admire far more terrifying and repulsive types, why aren't you more merciful to this character, even if it is fictitious? Isn't it because there's more truth in it than you might wish? (Summary by the author)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 01 Book 1 Bela Chapter 1 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 03 03 Book 1 Chapter 3 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 06 06 Book 1 Chapter 6 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 07 07 Book 1 Chapter 7 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 08 08 Book 1 Chapter 8 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 09 09 Book 1 Chapter 9 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 11 11 Book 1 Chapter 11 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 12 12 Book 2 Maksim Maksimych Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 13 13 Foreword to Books 3, 4 and 5 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 14 14 Book 3 The first extract from Pechorin's diary Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 15 15 Book 4 The second extract from Pechorin's diary Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 16 16 Book 5 The third extract from Pechorin's diary Chapter 1 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 17 17 Book 5 Chapter 2 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 18 18 Book 5 Chapter 3 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 19 19 Book 5 Chapter 4-5 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 20 20 Book 5 Chapter 6-7 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 21 21 Book 5 Chapter 8-9 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 22 22 Book 5 Chapter 10-11 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 23 23 Book 5 Chapter 12-15 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 24 24 Book 5 Chapter 16-18 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 25 25 Book 5 Chapter 19 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 26 26 Book 5 Chapter 20 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 27 27 Book 5 Chapter 21 Kevin W. Davidson
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Play 28 28 Book 5 Chapter 22 Kevin W. Davidson
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