And quiet flows the Don, Deel 1
A.A. Knopf, 1 jan. 1934 - 755 pagina's
This story of a group of Cossacks living along the Don river--a primitive, virile, and unbelievably brutal people--centers about Gregor Melekhov, a young Cossack with Turkish blood in his veins. His home life, his unhappy marriage and impassioned love affair, and his military adventures and experiences in the Revolution are told with frank naturalism, from a Bolshevik point of view. Host of other characters crowd the pages of a powerful novel of war and revolution.
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You should have a talk with the volunteer Bun- chuk," he whispered to Eugene. "
He's in your troop. A very interesting fellow ! " " How ? " Eugene asked, as he
turned his back to Kalmikov. " He's a Russianised cossack. He's lived in Moscow
Throwing his warm cloak to Sashka, Eugene, limping slightly, and very agitated,
walked up the steps. His father hastened to meet him, sending the chairs flying in
his progress. Aksinia served supper in the dining-room, and went to summon ...
A wife isn't a bear. She won't run off into the forest," he replied. He mounted the
driver's seat, thrust the knout beneath him and gathered up the reins : " Ah, I'll
give you a drive, Eugene Nicholaivitch ! " " Drive well and you shall have tea
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