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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Yes," replied Kaledin. " A united front and complete solidarity are absolutely
indispensable," Kornilov declared. " Without the enforcement of the measures I
have indicated there can be no salvation. The army is quite incapable of fighting.
but that isn't what Kaledin thinks. We have captured a copy of an order signed by
him for all those taking part in this congress to be arrested. I will read it aloud." As
he read the order a wave of agitation ran through the delegates, and a tumult ...
I find it difficult to serve in the regiment in the present situation," he said. " The
cossacks are wavering between two extremes, the Bolsheviks and the former
monarchic system. No-one wishes to support Kaledin's government, if only
because he ...
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