"... 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.Durova, Nadezhda is the author of 'Cavalry Maiden Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars', published 1989 under ISBN 9780253205490 and ISBN 0253205492.