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Author: Mikhail Lermontov Narrator: Clive Chafer Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781504715614

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First published in Russia as Geroy Nashego Vremeni, A Hero of Our Time is set in the Russian Caucasus in the 1830s.

In A Hero of Our Time, Grigory Pechorin is a bored, self-centered, and cynical young army officer who believes in nothing. With impunity he toys with the love of women and the goodwill of men. He is brave, determined, and willful, but his wasted energy and potential ultimately result in tragedy.

This psychologically probing portrait of a disillusioned nineteenth-century aristocrat and its use of a nonchronological and multifaceted narrative structure influenced such later Russian authors as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy and presaged the antiheroes and antinovels of twentieth-century fiction.

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  • “If you have a personal all-time bestseller list, make room for A Hero of Our Time.”

    - Alan Furst, New York Times bestselling author
  • “In Russia Mikhail Lermontov is considered one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century.”

    - Peter Constantine, award-winning literary translator

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About the Author

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (1814–1841), sometimes called “the poet of the Caucasus,” was the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin’s death. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also by his prose. His poetry remains popular in Chechnya, Dagestan, and beyond Russia.

About the Narrator

Clive Chafer is a professional actor, director, producer, and theater instructor. Originally from England and educated at Leeds and Exeter universities, he has performed and directed at many theaters in the San Francisco area, where he makes his home, and elsewhere in the US. In 1993 he founded TheatreFIRST, Oakland’s professional theater company, where he served as artistic director until 2008.