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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After a moment or two they lit cigarettes, stared into each other's eyes and burst
into peals of laughter. Christonia's wife, who was driving home along another
road, had seen Gregor attack his brother. She stood up in her wagon, balancing ...
He stared at the picture. The Emperor's features were not visible, an empty vodka
bottle stood on them. Blinking reverently, Miron attempted to make out the style of
the rich uniform with its white belt, but it was thickly covered with slippery ...
tall, gaunt officer as swarthy as a gypsy stared back at him. " You look like a
colonel ! " Piotra exclaimed in delight, without the least trace of envy in his voices
as he admired his brother. The words pleased Gregor despite himself. He went
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