The Master and Margarita (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

The Master and Margarita (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

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An extraordinary book in the original translation.

50th Anniversary Edition

Afterwards, when it was frankly too late, descriptions were issued of the man: expensive grey suit, grey beret, one green eye and the other black. He arrives in Moscow one hot summer afternoon with various alarming accomplices, including a demonic, fast-talking black cat. When he leaves, the asylums are full and the forces of law and order are in disarray. Only the Master, a man devoted to truth, and Margarita, the woman he loves, can resist the devil's onslaught. Brilliant and blackly comic, The Master and Margarita was repressed by Stalin's authorities and only published after the author's death.

The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 216 x 28mm | 429g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1784871931
  • 9781784871932
  • 12,823

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"Stunning, superb...Bulgakov is one of the greatest Russian writers, perhaps the greatest"
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A masterpiece - a classic of twentieth-century fiction * New York Times * Stunning, superb...Bulgakov is one of the greatest Russian writers, perhaps the greatest * Independent * This book is absorbing, brilliant slapstick, and looks deep in to the heart of fantasy and longing * Sunday Times *
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About Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) was born and educated in Kiev where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century. After a lifetime at odds with the stultifying Soviet regime, he died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.
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