A Hero of Nowadays – Lermontov (1924)

S$85.00

A Hero of Nowadays – Lermontov (1924)

S$85.00

Title: A Hero of Nowadays

Author: M I Lermontov, John Swinnerton Phillimore (trans.)

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons. No date, research reveals it to be 1924.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Pocket size. Poor, reading copy only. Back hinge cracked and half of blank leaf at the back torn in half. Noticeable wear and rubbing. Still, a scarce early English edition of a classic of Russian literature.

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About the book (from Goodreads):

Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time was the first modern Russian novel. Published in 1840, it set a model of penetrating observation and psychological depth that would come to typify Russian literature. Its “hero,” Grigorii Pechorin, also established a character type that became known in Russian fiction as “the superfluous man”—widely familiar from Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground. At once driven by pride and wracked by self-doubt, both shockingly self-revealing and blindly self-deceived, he flounders to affirm himself in a social world he despises yet yearns to dominate. Pechorin is a troubling and unforgettable character. And A Hero of Our Time, which has provoked much controversy, is a novel not only central to Russian literature but fundamental to the Western literary tradition of the antihero.