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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She looked up under her brows, and smiled grimly without parting her lips. For
the first time Gregor noticed that her lips were shamelessly greedy and swollen.
Combing his horse's mane with his fingers, he replied : " I've no desire to get ...
Her face pressed into his armpit, Aksinia breathed in the familiar, intoxicating
scent of his sweat ; and on her shamelessly avid lips, hidden from Gregor's eyes,
trembled a joyous smile. " To-morrow I'll go and see Mokhov. He may be able to ...
All her body ached, little silver hammers knocked incessantly in her veins, and
sorrow lurked in the corners of her swollen lips. The nights of yearning aged
Aksinia. §8 On the Sunday of Natalia's visit she had given her master his
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