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By Mikhail Sholokhov

ISBN-10: 0140027750

ISBN-13: 9780140027754

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don (Тихий Дон, lit. "The Quiet Don") is 4-volume epic novel through 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 below this identify 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 conflict. In 1965, Sholokhov used to be provided the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel. The authorship of the unconventional is contested via a few literary critics & historians, who think it wasn't totally written through Sholokhov.

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Gregor turned back the top of the cock and dug out a hole. The long-lying hay smelt warm and rotten. 'Crawl into the middle. It's like a stove here,' he told her. She threw down the sack and buried herseH up to the neck in hay. Shivering with cold, Gregor lay down at her side. A tender, agitating scent came from her damp hair� She lay with head thrown back, breathing regularly through her haH-open mouth. 'Your hair smells like henbane : you 'know, the white flower,' Gregor whispered, bending towards her.

She smelt of the dank, black earth. 'The courses are roaring like anything,' she panted. 'Put on your coat and run to Aksinia,' her father told her. ' Dunia quickly returned with the women. Aksinia, in a blue skirt and a ragged jacket belted with rope, looked shorter and thinner. tighter knot, and throwing back her head, stared coldly at Gregor. As corpulent Malashka tied up her stocking, she said hoarsely : 'Have you got sacks ? ' They all went into the yard. The rain was still falling heavily, 34 the puddles frothed and crawled in strea� down towards the Don.

He promised to build a church; didn't he do it ? ' Stepan asked, when he returned. 'You're a fool, Stepan. ' 'There was no agreement whatever about coal, and the trea­ sure. . ' The flames of the fire shook with the laughter that arose. Christonia raised his head from the pot, and not under­ standing what the laughter was about, drowned all the rest with his heavy roar. Aksinia was seventeen when she was given in marriage to Stepan Astakhov. She came from the village of Dubrovka, from the sands on the other side of the Don.

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