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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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.
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 ...
But the blood came soaking through ; he saw her face turning blue and her
blackened lips quivering with agony. Her mouth gulped at the air, and her lungs
heaved ; the air came out again by her mouth and through the wound. He cut
away her ...
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