Hero of Our Time

Hero of Our Time

by Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov

A Hero of Our Time is indeed a portrait, but not of one man. It is a portrait built up of all our generation's vices in full bloom. You will again tell me that a human being cannot be so wicked, and I will reply that if you can believe in the existence of all the villains of tragedy and romance, why wouldn't believe that there was a Pechorin? If you could admire far more terrifying and repulsive types, why aren't you more merciful to this character, even if it is fictitious? Isn't it because there's more truth in it than you might wish? (Summary by the author)

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Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov was a famous Russian poet, novelist, and literary critic who lived in the 19th century. He was born on October 15, 1814, in Moscow, Russia. Lermontov was a member of the nob...

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