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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he replied. He never took his turn at minding the horses. He was kind enough to
his own mount, but Gregor observed that whenever he went up to it a shiver ran
down the animal's back, and it fidgeted uneasily. " Tell me, why are the horses ...
Two days ago," Bunchuk replied. " Where did you spend it ? " " In Petersburg." "
And what is the situation like there ? Ah, what the devil wouldn't I give to spend
just one short week in Petersburg ! " " You'd find little to comfort you," Bunchuk
Nothing much just now," the man replied. " What district are you from, Lagutin ? " "
Bukanovsk." " And the village ? " " Mitkin." " Are you married ? " the captain asked,
after a silence during which he studied the man's face. " Yes. I've got a wife ...
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