The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies) (Russian Edition)

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9780253313720: The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies) (Russian Edition)

... 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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1990 Heldt Prize of the AWSS for the Best Book in Slavic Women’s Studies―Co-winner1989 CWIP-Honorable mention

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'I have heard, ' said the tsar...'that you are not a man. Is that true?' In December 1807, Alexander I granted a commission to Nadezhda Durova who, in male guide, served nearly ten years in the Russian light cavalry during the Napoleonic wars. The Cavalry Maiden, a selection of the edited journals of her military service, first published in 1836 with Pushkin's encouragement, is a lively narrative Russian life on and off the battlefield in the Alexandrine era.

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