KAVERIN, V. (Brian Pearce trans.)

Title Two Captains: Library of Contemporary Soviet Novels. General Editor: Yvonne Kapp.
Illustrator Turner, Reg
Publisher London Lawrence & Wishart
Date 1957
Book ID 37899
First Edition  


First edition thus. Scarce. In original unclipped dust-wrapper 674 pp.. Jacket designed by Reg Turner. Publisher’s book mark listing ‘principal characters’ loosely inserted. Generally in very good condition, tight and clean. Dust-wrapper a little softened from wear and chipped at edges. “The present translation has been made by Brian Pearce from the edition published in 1953 by Sovietsky Pisatel”. Veniamin Alexandrovich Kaverin (1902 - 1989) Вениамин Александрович Каверин, born Veniamin Abelevich Zilber. Enduringly popular adventure novel featuring Russian polar explorers before and after the Revolution, this book, was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1946, was reissued many times and was adapted for stage and screen. Kaverin was a member of the literary group ‘Serapion Brothers’ which included Zamyatin, Zoschenko and Shklovskiy. Trotsky apparently called them “young and naive”.
Price: £45.00