Alexander Grin was writing after the revolution, living in Crimea. Content of the vel is based upon background of sea travel, heroes have portraits for the characters. Action is running in the invented places, whose names resemble names of the real cities in Crimea. Novel was written in 1928.
Alexander Grin (1880 - 1932) was a Russian writer, notable for his romantic novels and short stories, mostly set in an unnamed fantasy land with a European or Latin American flavor. Most of his writings deal with sea, adventures, and love.