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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Listnitsky, I think. He's stout and serious-looking and wears glasses. Well, and let
him ! His glasses won't help him ; I won't let him catch my stallion ! " With a laugh,
Gregor saddled the old mare and, to avoid meeting his father, rode out to the ...
Plying his whip, Listnitsky put his horse to a gallop. He and Lagutin rode up side
by side and found the troop halted and gathered at a corner. Several of the
cossacks were dismounted, and in the middle of the ring a man was struggling.
He seized Listnitsky's knee with his trembling fingers and shouted : " You can't go
on like that ! He's a man. . . . What are you doing ? " Eugene shook his reins over
his horse's neck and made no reply. Running back to the cossacks, Lagutin ...
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