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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Bring all your friends and comrades,' he said, ' I'll beat the lot of you. The mother
of my mare took prizes at the officers' hurdle-races at Petersburg.' What are his
mare and mother to me ? Curse them ! I won't let them outrace my stallion !
Bless, Lord, thy slave of God entering battle, and my comrades who are with me.
Wrap them in cloud, with thy heavenly, stony hail protect them. Holy Dmitry
Soslutsky, defend me the slave of God and my comrades on all four sides ; permit
His comrades remained in shadow. The hero was sent to the divisional staff
headquarters, where he lived in clover until the end of the war, receiving three
more crosses because influential women and officers came from Petersburg and
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