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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Mokhov divided his stiff, ruddy beard into two with his fingers and significantly
glanced out of the corners of his eyes at the crowd of cossacks. " Oh, yes, old lad,
and why haven't you told us anything about it ? "he asked. " About what ?
The strong,, calculated insult came like a blow. Frowning, Gregor glanced
sidelong at her. A tear was trickling between her first and middle fingers. A
broken, dusty sun ray gleamed on the transparent drop and dried its damp trace
on her skin.
He glanced round as the officials entered, and bit his Up. " Please to get up ; you'
re under arrest," the investigator ordered. " What's this for ? " " You occupy two
rooms ? " " Yes." " We shall search them." The officer walked across to the table ...
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