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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Gregor asked him, waving his reins at the seething brown flood. " People crossed
there this morning." " Is it deep ? " "No. It might flow into the sleigh. " Gregor
gathered up the reins, and holding his knout ready, urged on the horses with a
The runners struck against a jutting pile, the remains of the bridge which had
been swept away overnight, and the sleigh turned over with extraordinary ease.
With a groan Gregor plunged in head first, but he did not lose his grip of the reins.
But I'm afraid," Prokhor admitted, his fingers playing nervously with the reins. " I
didn't sleep a wink all night." Once more the company advanced ; the horses
moved at a measured pace, the lances swayed and flowed rhythmically.
Dropping the ...
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