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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Prokoffey flung himself back into the hut, but they caught him in the porch. A
sturdy cossack nicknamed Lushnia knocked Prokoffey's head against the wall
and exhorted him : " Don't make a sound, not a sound, you're all right. We shan't
His father's coat flung around his shoulders, Gregor emerged from the darkness
and approached the fire. " What has made you so bad-tempered ? " Daria smiled.
" He doesn't want to watch the bullocks," Dunia laughed, and sitting down by ...
With an attempt at familiarity he patted Uriupin's knee, but the cossack harshly
flung off his hand and pulled on the reins. The prisoner guiltily drew away from
the horse and strode along with a serious face, frequently looking back at the
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