The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars. Translation, Introduction and Notes by Mary Fleming Zirin. 'Disguised as a man, Nadezhda Durova (1783-1866) served nearly ten years in the Russian light cavalry during the Napoleonic wars. This is an account of the peacetime life of Russian soldiers billeted in the Polish lands of Western Russia; combat and retreat before the Napoleonic invasion of 1812; and, above all, "the man's world" as seen through the eyes of a strong-willed Russian gentleman living in male guise.'
IN (Bloomington): Indiana University Press, 1988. First edition. (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies). 242 pages, two appendices, selective bibliography, index. Hard cover with dustjacket in a clear protective Mylar jacket cover. 240 pages. Book like new with exception of former owner bookplate first page. 1 copy only.