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SOBOLEV, Leonid (Soboloff)

Title The Soul of the Sea: Stories of the Red Navy. ‘Stalin Prize for Fiction’. Translated from the Russian by M. and N. Nicholas.Hutchinson’s New Fiction.
Publisher London etc. Hutchinson & Co
Date n.d.
Book ID 37933
First Edition  


First British edition, small 8vo., 191pp.. original unclipped blue dust-wrapper displaying price of 8/6 “including extra war costs”. War economy paper. dust-wrapper softened at edges, paper a little yellowed but a good clean, tight copy. Translator not given (probably Nicholas Orloff). Leonid Sobolev [Леонид Соболев 1898 - 1971], Soviet writer and journalist, spent his early career in the Baltic fleet. Much of his fiction revolving around naval life extolled Soviet patriotism. He later became a controversial figure in literature.
Price: £16.00