1990 Heldt Prize of the AWSS for the Best Book in Slavic Women’s Studies—Co-winner1989 CWIP-Honorable mention
... 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.