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'galloping new translation' - The Independent --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"It's high time an up-to-date and idiomatic version of A Hero of Our Time was made available to American readers. Marion Schwartz's translation of Lermontov's classic adventure novel captures all the suppleness and wit of Lermontov's prose, the fine texture of his descriptions and the galloping rhythm of his narrative passages. This is a fine addition to the Modern Library." -- Michael Scammell
“Military life in the Caucasus, bandits, duels, romance--at the hands of a passionate adventurer with "a restless imagination, an insatiable heart. That is Pechorin, and also Lermontov. If you have a personal all-time bestseller list, make room for A Hero of our Time. “-- Alan Furst
"In Russia Mikhail Lermontov is considered one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Marian Schwarz's compelling translation shows us why." -- Peter Constantine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
a hero of our time is one of the memorable stories I have ever read and it still haunts me with its beauty. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2005 by Piervy Sto
'Hero of Our Time' is comprised of four parts, which differ greatly in narrative and length. It is a great read. Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by Mike Bavli
The first I ever heard of this book was in a quote prefacing Camus' "The Fall." I stumbled upon a used copy and decided to give it a shot. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by "mpazich"
This book is ignored much more than it should be in America. Pechorin is a must know literary character in my opinion. Read morePublished on July 16 2003 by Tommy Long
This novel describes the life and times of Pechorin, a rogue-ish officer of the Russian army, through his journals and interactions with narrator. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2003 by Brendan J. Foreman
I gave my 34-year old son a copy of this edition for Christmas. I had read a couple Lermontov short stories in college (in Russian) and remembered that I had enjoyed them, but not... Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002 by Mike Varhola
Similar to Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov has received disappointingly little recognition in the West, despite the fact that he is almost considered as a cultural titan in the former... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2002 by Ray Farmer
This novel burns with vitality and passion, the m ost romantic russian novel ever written. Pechorin is evil....Published on Dec 11 2002 by John Malkovich