And Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhii Don, Book 1) by Mikhail Sholokhov

By Mikhail Sholokhov

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don (Тихий Дон, lit. "The Quiet Don") is 4-volume epic novel by way of Russian author Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov. the first 3 volumes have been written from 1925 to '32 & released within the Soviet journal October in 1928–32. The 4th quantity was once complete in 1940. The English translation of the first 3 volumes seemed lower than this name in 1934. the radical is taken into account probably the most major works of Russian literature within the twentieth century. It depicts the lives & struggles of Don Cossacks in the course of WWI, the Russian Revolution & Russian Civil battle. In 1965, Sholokhov was once presented the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel. The authorship of the unconventional is contested through a few literary critics & historians, who think it wasn't totally written via Sholokhov.

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Well, Aksinia. . ' .

The wagon suddenly jolted and stopped. Slipping in the mud, the horses pawed the earth. 'What's the matter ? ' Stepan took alarm. 'Give us a light,' Piotra demanded. In front the horses struggled and snorted. Someone struck a match. A tiny orange ring of light, then darkness again. With trembling hands Piotra held the bridle. fallen horse down by the The horse sighed and rolled over, the centre-shaft groaned. Stepan struck a bundle of matches. His own horse lay with one foreleg thrust to the knee in a marmot's hole.

He replied. 'I'll take the deep side. . The deep . : I say. Malashka, you deaf devil, where are · you dragging to ? I'll go out into the deeps. . Gregor I Let Aksinia take the bank I' A groaning roar from the Don. The wind was tearing the slanting sheet of rain to shreds. Feeling the bottom with his feet, Gregor waded up to his waist into the water. A clammy cold crept into his che�t. drawing tightly in a ring round his heart­ The waves lashed his face and tightly screwed·up eyes like a knout.

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