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Good looking hard bound book, prompt delivery, and brilliant Mr. Lermantov. I am big fan of all these great russians, tolstoy, dostoevsky, gogol, turgenev. This was my first book by Lermentov, and I loved every bit it. Will recommend to few good readers out there
A devilish fiend. A cad. A pantomime villain? There's something riotously fun and life-affirming about Pechorin despite his casual moral attitudes, his selfish, swashbuckling, couldn't give a damn insouciance.
And there's more to it than that. Actually, much of Pechorin's penetrating, unadorned observations are strikingly perspicacious. Disarmingly relevant and incisive today as they ever were in 1840 Russia. And the honesty of his feelings, articulating the ignobility of our desires, as close to the reality as you'll get.
Pechorin doesn't care for humanity, he doesn't care for himself. He perceives the ugly truth of this vain and innocuous life yet pursues it with the zest and vigour of an innocent child. My hero.
The quality of writing is of the highest level and demonstrates that literature is the most beautiful artform. It also confirmes natural poets make the best novellists. Stunning book, one of the best i've ever read.
Fue una gran descubierta, despues de haber leido Pushkin, el antecesor de Lermontov. Un estilo original tal como el protagonista. Lo recomiendo para todos los lectores interesados en la literatura rusa y su desarollo atraves de los siglos.