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A Hero of Our Time (Unabridged)

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A Hero of Our Time (Unabridged)
Label Catalogue Number:
NA0279
ISBN: 9781781980736
Download Size: 324 Mb
Running Time: 06:09:01
Release Date: January 2017
Originally recorded in 2017
Author
Mikhail Lermontov
Producer
Samuel Howard
Reader
Nicholas Boulton
Genre:
Spoken Word

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A Hero of Our Time (Unabridged)
Mikhail Lermontov
Read by Nicholas Boulton
Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is an enigma: arrogant, cocky, melancholic, brave, cynic, romantic, loner, socialite, soldier, free soul, and yet, victim of the world, he eludes definition and remains a mystery to those who know him. Just who is he? And what does he hope to achieve? Evolving from first person to third person, and then into a diary, A Hero of Our Time takes on a variety of forms to interrogate Pechorin’s cryptic character and his unusual philosophy, providing breathtaking descriptions of the Caucasus along the way. The novel has been hailed as an influence on such writers as Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov, and is a striking take on Lord Byron’s ‘superfluous man’; it harks back to the teaching of Machiavelli, while anticipating the future work of Nietzsche.





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