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Published: 22 March 2013

240 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199652686

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A Hero of Our Time

Mikhail Lermontov
Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Andrew Kahn

Oxford World's Classics

  • Informative and extensively researched notes gloss a wide range of historical, literary, and geographical references.
  • Idiomatic and accurate translation, sensitive to Lermontov's use of specific ethnographic vocabulary.
  • Comprehensive introduction that considers the novel's relation to orientalism and the ethnographic and anthropological discourses of the day, as well as its qualities as a novel.

New to this Edition:

  • A new translation of the first great Russian novel, which brings the story of Romantic adventure and journeying to a new pitch of intensity and reflection.
  • The only edition to include Pushkin's great travel narrative, The Journey to Arzrum, describing his miliary experiences in the Caucasus and which gives important context to Lermontov's later work.