History Literature / AHeroOfOurTime

2nd Dec '16 11:18:24 AM N1KF
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''A Hero of Our Time'' (Russian: "Герой нашего времени") is a classical Russian novel by [[RussianReading Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov]], written and revised between 1839 and 1841.

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''A Hero of Our Time'' (Russian: "Герой нашего времени") is a classical Russian UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}n novel by [[RussianReading [[UsefulNotes/RussianReading Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov]], written and revised between 1839 and 1841.
14th Sep '16 10:34:06 AM JulianLapostat
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* RussianGuySuffersMost: Lermontov reflects on this trope (in the Nabokov translation):
--> ''I could not help being struck by the capacity of the Russian to adapt himself to the customs of that people among which he happens to be living. I do not know whether this trait of the mind deserves blame or praise, but it attests to his incredible flexibility and the presence of that lucid common sense that pardons evil wherever it recognizes its necessity or the impossibility of its abolishment.''
2nd Jul '16 5:53:22 AM Slothjr
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* DecoyProtagonist: The story begins with the narrator travelling through the Caucasian; then he meets Maxim Maximych, who narrates ''Bela'', thus shifting the focus to Pechorin.


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* KilledOffscreen: By the time we start reading Pechorin's diaries, he's already dead.
16th Jun '16 2:00:23 AM Koveras
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* ''Princess Mary''. Pechorin is stationed in Pyatigorsk and has an affair with two women: an OldFlame of his and the title princess. In the end, he kills a guy on a duel and is [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Maxim Maximich's outpost]].

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* ''Princess Mary''. Pechorin is stationed in Pyatigorsk and has an affair with two women: an OldFlame of his and the title princess.character. In the end, he kills a guy on a duel and is [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Maxim Maximich's outpost]].



Lermontov also published a short essay ''The Caucasian'' (1840; as in "someone from Caucasus", not "pale-faced"), wherein he more or less describes Maxim Maximich's BackStory (without any names). Additionally, ''[=AHoOT=]'' can be seen as a sequel to his unfinished novel ''Princess Ligovskaya'' (1838), which also features Grigory Pechorin (who may or [[InNameOnly may not]] be the same character) and is set in StPetersburg.

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Lermontov also published a short essay ''The Caucasian'' (1840; as in "someone from Caucasus", not "pale-faced"), wherein he more or less describes Maxim Maximich's BackStory (without any names). Additionally, ''[=AHoOT=]'' can be seen as a sequel to his unfinished novel ''Princess Ligovskaya'' (1838), which also features a Grigory Pechorin (who may or [[InNameOnly may not]] be the same character) and is set in StPetersburg.
16th Jun '16 1:49:06 AM Koveras
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* ''Maxim Maximich''. TheWatson tells of a chance meeting between Maxim Maximich and Pechorin that he accidentally witnessed. Afterwards, Maxim Maximich hands over Pechorin's diaries to him.

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* ''Maxim Maximich''. TheWatson tells of a chance meeting between Maxim Maximich and Pechorin that he had accidentally witnessed. Afterwards, Maxim Maximich hands over Pechorin's diaries to him.



* ''Princess Mary''. Pechorin is stationed in Pyatigorsk and has an affair with two women: an OldFlame of his and the eponymous princess. In the end, he kills a guy on a duel and is [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Maxim Maximich's outpost]].

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* ''Princess Mary''. Pechorin is stationed in Pyatigorsk and has an affair with two women: an OldFlame of his and the eponymous title princess. In the end, he kills a guy on a duel and is [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to Maxim Maximich's outpost]].
16th Jun '16 1:46:48 AM Koveras
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The plot concerns a certain Grigory Pechorin, a [[IdleRich Russian aristocrat]], a [[AnOfficerAndAGentleman military officer]], and a ByronicHero, and follows his adventures during his stay (implied to be involuntary) in the Caucasus Region. The novel consists of five parts (plus FramingDevice):

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The plot concerns a certain one Grigory Pechorin, a [[IdleRich Russian aristocrat]], a [[AnOfficerAndAGentleman military officer]], and a ByronicHero, and follows his adventures during his stay (implied to be involuntary) [[TheExile involuntary]]) in the Caucasus Region. The novel consists of five parts (plus FramingDevice):
1st Jan '16 4:01:10 PM griffmongers
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* ByronicHero: Pechorin is one of the most famous ones in Russian literature. However, see DeconstructorFleet below.



* ByronicHero: Pechorin is one of the most famous ones in Russian literature. However, see DeconstructorFleet below.
23rd Oct '15 10:15:49 AM Koveras
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* GenreSavvy: One layer of deconstruction in this novel is that Pechorin seems to recognize his own ByronicHero tendencies (in ''The Fatalist'', he even subtly compares himself to Creator/LordByron's romanticized image) and acts in accordance with or against them, depending on his mood.
23rd Oct '15 8:07:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Pechorin seems to be completely aware of his ByronicHero status.
26th Jun '14 5:47:25 AM Koveras
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* LifeImitatesArt: A duel between officers is a major plot point in the novel. Very soon, Lermontov himself will die in a duel with a fellow officer.
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