The Master & Margarita
The Master & Margarita
50th Anniversary Edition
Mikhail Bulgakov

Translated by Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky


Nothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. One spring afternoon, the Devil, trailing fire and chaos in his wake, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov's fantastical, funny, and devastating satire of Soviet life combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful characters. Written during the darkest days of Stalin's reign, and finally published in 1966 and 1967, The Master and Margarita became a literary phenomenon, signaling artistic and spiritual freedom for Russians everywhere.

This newly revised translation, by the award-winning team of Pevear and Volokhonsky, is made from the complete and unabridged Russian text.

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Title The Master & Margarita
Subtitle 50th Anniversary Edition
Author Mikhail Bulgakov
Translated by Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 03 May 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0143108271
ISBN-13 9780143108276
Weight 16 oz.