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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Suddenly he saw the glittering points of lances ; then the Germans appeared,
their horses turned round and galloping back up the slope to the attack. During
the moment in which Ivankov was wheeling his horse round, the clean-shaven, ...
Beyond his horse's head appeared the perspiring, fevered face of an elderly
German, who tried to reach Ivankov's breast with his sword. But he failed, and
dropping it, he tore his carbine from its saddle-holster, not turning his blinking
eyes from ...
all but collapsing as he heard a strange metallic voice speaking German : '* Who
is that ? " His body tingling, Valet silently jumped back. " Is that you, Otto ? Why
have you been so long ? " the German asked, stepping out of the dugout and ...
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