"The Cavalry Maiden"
Posted by Carolyn B on February 05, 1998 at 18:30:57:
In response to and another book..., written by P. Bingham on February 04, 1998 at 22:27:03
Those books sound interesting, Patricia. Would that we had time to read them all!! sigh...
I have, but have yet to read, "The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Female Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars" by Nadezhda Durova(Paladin Books, London, 1990). I found it at a used book store and only read the translator's introduction before it got packed away with my books when I moved. (In fact, I sort of forgot I had it until you started mentioning those other titles!)
Back cover blurb:
"Disguised as a man, Nadezhda Durova served nearly ten years in the Russian light cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars. The Cavalry Maiden is her lively account of war and peace through these years - of combat against Napoleon on Prussian territory in 1807, and again in 1812 at the Battle of Borodino and its aftermath; the peacetime but still rigourous life of Russian soldiers billeted in the Polish lands of Western Russia; and above all, a man's world as seen through the eyes of a strong-willed gentlewoman quick to perceive male foibles."
Hmm... Maybe I'll sit down and read this...
- Ah! That one sounds wonderful. Patricia Bingham 20:13:20 2/05/98 (0)
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