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February Book Club: "A Hero of Our Time" by Mikhail Lermontov

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  • Allie's pick for February is "A Hero of Our Time" by Mikhail Lermontov.

    February's meeting only 3 weeks away from January's but the book is short and easy to read - or so Allie says!! :) - so we should be ok (We wanted to keep away from the family-day long weekend in case anyone has plans).

    The book is available at Chapters:


    https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/a-hero-of-our-time/9780143105633-item.html

    "The first major Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time was both lauded and reviled on publication. Its Byronic hero, twenty-five-year-old Pechorin, is a beautiful and magnetic but nihilistic young army officer, bored by life and indifferent to his many sexual conquests. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the sickness of his times. Chronicling his unforgettable adventures in the Caucasus involving brigands, smugglers, soldiers, rivals, and lovers, this classic tale of alienation influenced Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov, holding up a mirror not only to Lermontov's time but also to our own. Mikhail Lermontov [masked]) was a Russian Romantic writer and poet. "

    Please note this was written in the 1800s so the book might be available for free online (check Project Gutemberg website!) 

    It is downloadable from Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ebooks/download/226378.A_Hero_of_Our_Time

    Happy reading!

    Claudia

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  • Cheryl

    And this week I'm going on a hot holiday. I'll try to get some reading done - missing too many book club meetings over the winter and then soon it's Spring/Summer again. Good grief - not the best reading year for me. LOL

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    • Claudia M.

      Hope to see you soon Cheryl! Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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