Cover of: The Master and Margarita | Михаил Булгаков


  • Translator
    Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor
  • Afterword
    Ellendea Proffer

The Master and Margarita

1st Vintage international ed.

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Published by Vintage International in New York, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book


An audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature. the novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author's lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s. Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech.

One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immens talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him. What ensues is a novel of in exhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth, a work whose nuances emerge for the first time in Diana Burgin's and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor's splendid English version.
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Edition Notes

Reprint, originally published: Dana Point, Calif.: Ardis, 1995.
US / CAN edition

Copyright Date 1995
Translation Of Мастер и Маргарита
Translated From Russian


Dewey Decimal Class 891.73/42
Library of Congress PG3476.B78

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination 372p.
Number of pages 373

ID Numbers

Open Library OL21612620M
ISBN 10 0679760806
ISBN 13 9780679760801
LC Control Number 95045873
OCLC/WorldCat 154557264, 695891674, 492023263 0679760806
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