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Madre, La (original 1907; edition 1982)
by Máximo Gorki (Author), A. Erraiz (Translator), J. Ventol (Translator)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0806508906, Paperback)Every day the factory whistle bellowed forth its shrill, roaring, trembling noises into the smoke-begrimed and greasy atmosphere of the workingmen's suburb; and obedient to the summons of the power of steam, people poured out of little gray houses into the street. With somber faces they hastened forward like frightened roaches, their muscles stiff from insufficient sleep. In the chill morning twilight they walked through the narrow, unpaved street to the tall stone cage that waited for them with cold assurance, illumining their muddy road with scores of greasy, yellow, square eyes.
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" ... a broad and generalized picture of life in Russia on the eve of the Revolution of 1905"--P.  of cover.
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