Mikhail Lermontov a Hero of our time
Cover handmade genuine leather (shagreen)
Format 145х215 mm
Paper GardaPat (Italy)
The name Pechorin has long become a household name. His opinion, "Shine like steel, dazzling but cold, excited the hearts of many generations of Russian ladies. How could a very young Lermontov to possess such knowledge of the female heart, of human vices and weaknesses, and to achieve such a magnificent literary style – a mystery to us. One can only read and admire.
Illustration Philip Barbysheva.
Our audience so young and ingenuous, that does not understand fable, if in the end it does not find the sermons. She did not guess jokes are not sense of irony, she just badly educated. She does not know that in a decent society and a decent book is a clear abuse can not take place; that modern education has invented a weapon sharper, almost invisible and yet deadly, which, under the clothing of flattery, causing an irresistible and a sure shot.
The restless need for love which torments us in the early years of youth, casts us from one woman to another until we find one that can't stand us: here begins our constancy - the true endless passion can be expressed mathematically by a line falling from a point in space; the secret of that infinity is only impossible to achieve, that is the end.
Women! women! who can understand them? Their smiles contradict their eyes. their words promise and beckon, and the sound of their voice repels...they will in a minute comprehend and guess our most secret thought, I do not understand the clearest hints..