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And quiet flows the Don; a novel (1925) PDF book by Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov

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And quiet flows the Don; a novel

Mikhail Sholokhov’s Quiet Flows the Don (that’s the complete and unabridged English edition of Tikhii Don, “The Quiet Don” in the original Russian) is not an easy book to read. It’s not something for those who have limited attention spans and/or no knowledge of history. And, though it’s a novel of war, it’s emphatically not for those who are looking for action.
And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don (Russian: Тихий Дон, literally “The Quiet Don”) is an epic novel in four volumes by Russian writer Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov. The first three volumes were written from 1925 to 1932 and published in the Soviet magazine Oktyabr in 1928–1932, and the fourth volume was finished in 1940. The English translation of the first three volumes appeared under this title in 1934.

The novel is considered one of the most significant works of world and Russian literature in the 20th century. It depicts the lives and struggles of Don Cossacks during the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the Russian Civil War. In 1965, Sholokhov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel. The authorship of the novel is contested by some literary critics and historians, who believe that it mostly was not written by Sholokhov.

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