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Thread: A Hero of Our Time by Lermontov

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    A Hero of Our Time by Lermontov

    I was in my teens when I first read this novel and fell in love with it almost immediately. Today, almost twenty years later, it's still my the favorite book. Love has lasted!

    A Hero of Our Time is Grigoriy Aleksandrovich Pechorin (my ultimate anti-hero), a dashing young officer with profound insight into psyche of women.

    The psychological profile of Pechorin is quite perplexing. From the outside, he's highly intelligent, well educated, impertinent, daring, self-confident, even ruthless character, though, from the inside, he's like an injured animal licking his wounds.
    Last edited by victorianfan; 06-06-2010 at 05:16 AM.
    The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation. Oscar Wilde

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    Victorianfan thank you so much for reminding me. It has been one of my favourites as well since I first started dipping further into Russian literature apart from the standard works you read at school..

    I think that for a man, his perception of the feelings & sensitivity of women was remarkable.

    Was this the only book he wrote, aside from his poetry?

    And was he not killed in a duel?

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    Yes, he was killed in a duel in the age of 27
    The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation. Oscar Wilde

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