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Hero of Our Time (Version 2)

Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov

One of the iconic characters of all Russian literature, Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is the ultimate “superfluous man.” An aristocratic rake who loves the game of manipulating the lives of those around him, he callously kidnaps a Chechen teenager to be his bride, wagers the life of an inveterate gambler in a kind of philosophical Russian roulette, and engages in dangerous games with Crimean smugglers. “A Hero of Our Time” is really a collection of stories rather than a novel, culminating in the brilliant psychological novella “Princess Mary,” in which Pechorin toys tragically with the loves of two fragile women and sacrifices the life of his own friend for the sake of his own sociopathic amusement. In the process, he dissects his own motives with a kind of ruthless, surgical precision through which occasionally we see the human soul of a man in agony, who might not really want to be what he has become and who grieves over the loss of his own capacity for love and compassion. - Summary by Expatriate

One of the iconic characters of all Russian literature, Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is the ultimate “superfluous man.” An aristocratic rake who loves the game of manipulating the lives of those around him, he callously kidnaps a Chechen teenager to be his bride, wagers the life of an inveterate gambler in a kind of philosophical Russian roulette, and engages in dangerous games with Crimean smugglers. “A Hero of Our Time” is really a collection of stories rather than a novel, culminating in the brilliant psychological novella “Princess Mary,” in which Pechorin toys tragically with the loves of two fragile women and sacrifices the life of his own friend for the sake of his own sociopathic amusement. In the process, he dissects his own motives with a kind of ruthless, surgical precision through which occasionally we see the human soul of a man in agony, who might not really want to be what he has become and who grieves over the loss of his own capacity for love and compassion. - Summary by Expatriate
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

One of the iconic characters of all Russian literature, Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is the ultimate “superfluous man.” An aristocratic rake who loves the game of manipulating the lives of those around him, he callously kidnaps a Chechen teenager to be his bride, wagers the life of an inveterate gambler in a kind of philosophical Russian roulette, and engages in dangerous games with Crimean smugglers. “A Hero of Our Time” is really a collection of stories rather than a novel, culminating in the brilliant psychological novella “Princess Mary,” in which Pechorin toys tragically with the loves of two fragile women and sacrifices the life of his own friend for the sake of his own sociopathic amusement. In the process, he dissects his own motives with a kind of ruthless, surgical precision through which occasionally we see the human soul of a man in agony, who might not really want to be what he has become and who grieves over the loss of his own capacity for love and compassion. - Summary by Expatriate

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

5h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:42