The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars

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..". sparkles with wit, intelligence and bold characterization." -- Women's Review of Books ..". a ripping yarn... admirable translation... sensitive introductory essay." -- Times Literary Supplement ..". a remarkable journal worthy of the attention of a wide audience." -- Doris Grumbach, National Public Radio In male guise, Nadezhda Durova served ten years in the Russian cavalry. The Cavalry Maiden is a lively narrative which appeals in our own time as a unique and gripping contribution to the literature of female experience.

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This fascinating memoir of a Russian woman soldier of the 19th century is presented for the first time in two independent English translations, each a graceful rendering of the original Russian ... Read full review

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