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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His astounded listeners at first believed him, drinking it all in with gaping mouths,
but then they discovered that Avdeitch was the biggest liar the village had ever
produced, and they openly laughed at him. But he was not to be abashed, and ...
Piotra laughed suggestively, and drove on. The two stood silently regarding each
other. Aksinia glanced cautiously around, then turned her humid black eyes
again to Gregor's face. Shame and joy flamed in her cheeks and dried her lips.
Tatarsk." " You're a bit too late. We've caught Podtielkov without your help. They'
re shut up over there, like chickens in a coop." He laughed and waved his hands
towards the shop. Christonia, Gregor, and several others went closer to the man.
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