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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Gregor's voice slowly rose, and he swung his arms round in readiness to grapple
with Uriupin. " Don't poke your nose in where it isn't wanted ! Understand ? " the
other replied sternly. Gregor snatched up his rifle and threw it to his shoulder.
Ilinichna brought the children out in her arms, and Natalia ran in front of her.
Gregor's wife had blossomed and- improved astonishingly. Her smoothly combed
, gleaming black hair, gathered in a heavy knot at the back, shadowed her gladly
Put your rifles and the rest of your arms on your carts. We shall guard them jointly.
We are going to send you to Krasnokutsk, and there you will receive your arms
back again." A deep growl of discontent arose among the Red Guard cossacks, ...
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