By Mikhail Sholokhov

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don (Тихий Дон, lit. "The Quiet Don") is 4-volume epic novel via 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 used to be entire in 1940. The English translation of the first 3 volumes seemed lower than this identify in 1934. the unconventional is taken into account 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 warfare. In 1965, Sholokhov used to be provided the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel. The authorship of the radical is contested by means of a few literary critics & historians, who think it wasn't totally written by way of Sholokhov.

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Then followed cleaning, grooming, saddling, the roll-call, and muster. The staff officer in command of the camp bawled stentoriously ; the military commissary bustled around; the sergeants training the young cossacks shouted their orders. ' They fired at targets. The younger cossacks eagerly vied with one another in the sabre exercises, the old hands dodged the fatigues. About a week before the break-up of the camp Ivan Tomilin's wife came to visit him. She brought him some home-made crack­ nel, an assortment of dainties and a sheaf of village news.

Stepan stood on the threshold, gaunt and estranged. 'Well. . ' he said. Aksinia, all her full, buxom body reeling, went to meet him. 'Beat me,' she said slowly, and stood sideways to him. 'Well, Aksinia. . ' .

After seeing Stepan off to camp she decided to see Gregor as little as possible. After the fishing expedition her decision was still further strengthened. Chapter 4 SOME two days before Trinity the distribution of the village meadowland took place. Pantaleimon attended the allotment. He came back at dinner-time, threw off his bootS with a groan, and noisily $cratching his weary legs, announced : 'Our portion lies close to the Red Cliff. Not over-good grass as grass goes. The upper part runs up to the forest, it's just scrub in places.

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