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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Leaning to one side, Gregor touched up Piotra's lagging horse with the whip. His
father held his beard in his hand, afraid that the wind would catch and carry it
away. " Whip up the mare ! " he cried hoarsely, bending towards Gregor 's back.
Something happened at home," Gregor gave expression to the thought troubling
them both. When still a hundred yards away, Pantaleimon reined his horse in. " I'll
thrash you, you sons of a bitch ! " he yelled, waving his leather whip above his ...
Ah ? 1*11 whip the bitch ! " he danced with rage. Shaking with silent laughter,
Gregor kept his eyes fixed on the ground. Piotra did not remove his eyes from his
father, who was stroking his perspiring brow. Pantaleimon danced to his heart's ...
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