Many Russians know by heart reams of Lermontov's lyric poetry, much of it expounding on ill-starred love or premonitory death amid awesome Caucasian scenery, while his mature Caucasian narrative poems, The Demon [Demon] and The Novice [Mtsyri], rank among the finest of their genre in the Russian language. However, it is Lermontov's prose which, perhaps inevitably, travels best in translation; and, moreover, his reputation in this field rests almost entirely on A Hero of Our Time [Geroi nashego vremeni], first published in 1840 (second edition 1841), his only completed novel.
Depicted in A Hero of Our Time as a man …
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