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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The cossack finished his drink, and passed his tired eyes over the soldiers
unceremoniously examining him. His blue, childishly simple eyes suddenly
hardened. Hurriedly swallowing, he licked his lips and shouted in a coarse, deep,
... were twisting his arms. " What's the matter ? " Listnitsky thundered, urging his
horse into the crowd. " This serpent has been throwing stones. ..." " He struck one
of us and ran away." " Give it him, Arzhanov ! " another cossack shouted. Almost ...
one of the cossacks shouted, firing into the air. With rifles trailed they ran to
overtake the slowly moving soldiers. " Why the devil didn't you stop ? Where are
you from ? Where are you going ? Show us your documents ! " the cossack
sergeant in ...
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