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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From the fourth company went the fourth troop under the troop officer Semionov.
The regiment, dissected into its companies, was left behind in a grey haze. The
troop of some twenty cossacks rode past the farm along the rutted road.
The officer made some pencil notes in his field notebook, and then beckoned to
Gregor : " Melekhov ! " " Sir ! " Gregor dismounted and went to the officer, his legs
feeling like stone after the long ride. The officer handed him a folded paper.
An officer on a docktailed chocolate mare was superintending the operations. At
the sight of the cossacks he gave an order, and the hussars leapt to their horses.
As Gregor galloped towards them one foot momentarily lost its stirrup, and ...
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