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A Hero of Our Time
Told from rotating viewpoints, the novel relates the story of Pechorin, an effete Romantic hero who, despite his audacious lifestyle, is bored with the world and with himself. Set in the 1830's, Pechorin travels through the Caucasus mountains, riding horses, hunting, evading death and doingthings with society women. In the town of Taman he meets a young blind boy, has a brief romance with the kid's sister and then uncovers their smuggling o...