The Master and Margarita
By (author) Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Introduction by Richard Pevear
Translated by Richard Pevear
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Master and Margarita by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Book DescriptionA masterful translation of one of the great novels of the 20th century Nothing in the whole of literature compares with "The Master and Margarita."Full of pungency and wit, this luminous work is Bulgakov's crowning achievement, skilfully blending magical and realistic elements, grotesque situations and major ethical concerns. Written during the darkest period of Stalin's repressive reign and a devastating satire of Soviet life, it combines two distinct yet interwoven parts, one set in contemporary Moscow, the other in ancient Jerusalem, each brimming with incident and with historical, imaginary, frightful and wonderful characters. Although completed in 1940, "The Master and Margarita" was not published until 1966 when the first section appeared in the monthly magazine "Moskva." Russians everywhere responded enthusiastically to the novel's artistic and spiritual freedom and it was an immediate and enduring success. This new translation has been made from the complete and unabridged Russian text."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141180144
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Master and Margarita, Paperback (January 2017)
Afterwards, when it was too late, descriptions were issued of the man: expensive grey suit, 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.
Diaries and Selected Letters, Paperback (October 2016)
This selection from the diaries and letters of the Bulgakovs, mostly translated for the first time into English, provides an insightful glimpse into a fascinating period of Russian history and literature, telling the tragic tale of the fate of an artist under a totalitarian regime.
White Guard, Paperback (August 2016)
Set in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev during the chaotic winter of 1918-19, The White Guard, Bulgakov's first full-length novel, tells the story of a Russian-speaking family trapped in circumstances that threaten to destroy them.
Dog's Heart, Paperback (January 2016)» View all books by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
A Dog's Heart was banned by the censors in 1925 and circulated only in samizdat form. Nowadays this hugely entertaining tale has become very popular in Russia, and has inspired many adaptations across the world.
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Author Biography - Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 1940) was a doctor, a novelist, a playwright, a short-story writer, and the assistant director of the Moscow Arts Theater. His body of work includes "The White Guard," "The Fatal Eggs," "Heart of a Dog," and his masterpiece, "The Master and Margarita," published more than twenty-five years after his death and cited as an inspiration for Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses." Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced acclaimed translations of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, and Bulgakov. Their translation of "The Brothers Karamazov" won the 1991 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. They are married and live in Paris, France."
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