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

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Indiana University Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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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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Review: The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars

User Review  - Laura Edwards - Goodreads

What a wonderful book! I really enjoyed Durova's writing style, her joy and exuberance leapt off the page. I will be seeking out other titles, if they're available. And the introduction by Mary Zirin ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

When reading this book, it's necessary to remember that this is Nadezhda Durova's diary - not a novel. It's also necessary to remember that she she was a junior officer, and did not have access to the ... Read full review

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