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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It will be nearer for you," he told her, as he turned the boat into the stream. Along
the shore the dusty wattle fences pined in the hot wind. The heavy caps of the
sunflowers, pecked by sparrows, were completely ripe, and were scattering
Yes," she replied, and rising to her feet, turned away from Piotra towards Gregor.
" Gregor Pantalievitch, I'd like a word with you," she said, as he came up to her.
Asking Piotra to look after his bullocks for a moment, Gregor turned to her.
They went out silently, and turned towards the square. Ivan Alexievitch walked
along pensively staring at the ground. He was oppressed with the thought that he
had taken the wrong path and had not followed the dictates of his conscience.
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