Kiev: Goslitizdat Ukrainy, 1956. Item #155
74 pp. 20x13 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Soilings and rubbings of the wrappers, owner's markings.
First edition printed in Ukraine (it is in Russian). Printed the same year as the first Russian separate edition (Moscow, 1956).
“In 1955, after a period of sixteen years in which there were no new translations of Hemingway and no reprints, The Old Man and the Sea was published in the magazine Inostrannaia literatura. The story created a sensation among Soviet readers; once more Hemingway was their favorite living American author. No doubt he had never lost first place in the hearts of many of them, but now the official sanction of an appearance in print made it possible to admire him openly again ...” (Deming Brown, Soviet Attitudes towards American Writing, p. 311).