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And quiet flows the Don : a novel in five books

Author: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
Publisher: Amsterdam : Fredonia Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"The novel deals with the life of the Cossack peoples living in the Don river valley around the early 20th century, prior to World War I. The plot revolves around the Melekhov family of Tatarsk, who are descendants of a prominent soldier who, to the horror of many, took a Turkish female captive as a wife and started a family with her. His descendants, who are the protagonists of the story, are therefore often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
ISBN: 1589633121 9781589633124 158963313X 9781589633131
OCLC Number: 51565813
Notes: Translation of: Tikhiĭ Don.
Reprinted from the original edition.
Description: 2 volumes ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Tikhiĭ Don.
Responsibility: by Mikhail Sholokhov.

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"The novel deals with the life of the Cossack peoples living in the Don river valley around the early 20th century, prior to World War I. The plot revolves around the Melekhov family of Tatarsk, who are descendants of a prominent soldier who, to the horror of many, took a Turkish female captive as a wife and started a family with her. His descendants, who are the protagonists of the story, are therefore often nicknamed "Turks". Nevertheless, they command a high amount of respect among people in Tatarsk. The second eldest son of the house, Gregori Melekhov, is a promising young soldier who falls in love with Aksinia, the wife of a family friend. Their romance and elopement raises a feud between her husband and his family. The outcome of this romance is the focus of the plot as well as the impending World War which draws up the best young Cossack men for what will be one of Russia's bloodiest wars"--Wikipedia.

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