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 troop sergeant flew at him. " They're afraid of me. God's truth, they are ! " 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
Until the regiment arrived in Petrograd he displayed no outstanding
characteristics, but at the beginning of August the troop officer informed Eugene
that the man was in the habit of attending the military section of the Petrograd
Soviet of ...
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