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The White Terror and The Red

A novel of revolutionary Russia

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Author: Abraham Cahan
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,521 / 365 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 3,362
Added to site: 2012.05.21
mnybks.net#: 31416
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tty eyes and golden eyebrows,'" she said. "And yet it was for these very eyebrows that Pavel's father disliked me."

She had been the pet daughter of a wealthy nobleman, high in the service of the ministry for foreign affairs, but Pavel's father, and her living husband, from whom she was now practically separated, had almost convinced her that to be disliked was her just share in life. Her parents and sisters were dead. She had a little boy by her second marriage, but she was still in love with the shadow of her first husband, and the son he had left her was the one passion of her life. Having spent her youth in the two foreign countries to which her father's diplomatic career took the family, she deprecated, in a dim unformulated way, many of the things that surrounded her in her native land. She was unable to reconcile her luminous image of the Emperor with the mediæval cruelties that were being perpetrated by his order. She was at a loss to understand how such a gentle-hearted man could send to

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