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Мастер и Маргарита 147 editions

Cover of: Мастер и Маргарита | Михаил Булгаков
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The battle of competing translations, a new publishing phenomenon which began with One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, now offers two rival American editions of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. Mirra Ginsburg's (Grove Press) version is pointedly grotesque: she delights in the sharp, spinning, impressionistic phrase. Her Bulgakov reminds one of the virtuoso effects encountered in Zamyatin and Babel, as yell as the early Pasternak's bizarre tale of Heine in Italy. Translator Michael Glenny, on the other hand, almost suggests Tolstoy. His (Harper & Row) version is simpler, softer, and more humane. The Bulgakov fantasy is less striking here, but less strident, too. Glenny: ""There was an oddness about that terrible day...It was the hour of the day when people feel too exhausted to breathe, when Moscow glows in a dry haze..."" Ginsburg: ""Oh, yes, we must take note of the first strange thing...At that hour, when it no longer seemed possible to breathe, when the sun was tumbling in a dry haze..."" In any case, The Master and Margarita, a product of intense labor from 1928 till Bulgakov's death in 1940, is a distinctive and fascinating work, undoubtedly a stylistic landmark in Soviet literature, both for its aesthetic subversion of ""socialist realism"" (like Zamyatin, Bulgakov apparently believed that true literature is created by visionaries and skeptics and madmen), and for the purity of its imagination. Essentially the anti-scientific, vaguely anti-Stalinist tale presents a resurrected Christ figure, a demonic, tricksy foreign professor, and a Party poet, the bewildered Ivan Homeless, plus a bevy of odd or romantic types, all engaged in socio-political exposures, historical debates, and supernatural turnabouts. A humorous, astonishing parable on power, duplicity, freedom, and love.

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At the sunset hour of one warm spring day two men were to be seen at Patriarch's Ponds.
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147 editions First published in 1966

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2018, Andronum
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
Cover of: Usta ile Margarita
2017, İletişim
Usta ile Margarita
in Turkish - 1. baskı
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2017, Penguin Books
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2016, Penguin Books
The Master and Margarita
Epub in English - 50th-Anniversary Edition
Cover of: Mistrz i Małgorzata
2016, Wydawnictwo Znak
Mistrz i Małgorzata
in Polish
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2016, Shelkoper.com Book Publishing
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
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2016, Penguin Books
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English - 50th Anniversary Edition, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
2016, Aurora Ebook
El maestro y Margarita
Epub in Spanish
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2015, MUZA
Mistrz i Małgorzata
Paperback in Polish
Cover of: El maestro y margarita
2015, Alianza
El maestro y margarita
in Spanish
Cover of: Le Maître et Marguerite
2015, Pavillons Poche | Robert Laffont
Le Maître et Marguerite
Paperback in French
Cover of: Maestrul și Margareta
2015, Litera
Maestrul și Margareta
in Romanian
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
2015, Libros del Zorzal
El Maestro y Margarita
in Spanish - 1a ed.
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2015, Good Mood
Il Maestro e Margherita
Epub in Italian
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
2015, Fermento
Il Maestro e Margherita
Epub in Italian
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2015, Rosetta Books
The Master and Margarita
Epub in English - New edition
Cover of: Usta ile Margarita
2014, Can Yayınları
Usta ile Margarita
Epub in Turkish
Cover of: Maestrul şi Margareta
2014, Polirom
Maestrul şi Margareta
Paperback in Romanian
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2014, Can Yayınları
Usta ile Margarita
in Turkish - 7. baski
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2014, Polirom
Maestrul și Margareta
Epub in Romanian
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2013, JiaHu Books
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
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2012, Alma Classics
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in English
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2012, Books on Demand
Der Meister und Margarita
Paperback in German - Zweite, verbesserte Auflage
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2011, Feltrinelli
Il Maestro e Margherita
in Italian
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2011, Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore
Il Maestro e Margherita
Epub in Italian
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2011, ALFAGUARA
O Mestre e Margarida
Epub in Portuguese
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2011, The Overlook Press
Мастер и Маргарита
Epub in English
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2011, Alianza Editorial, S.A.
El maestro y Margarita
Paperback in Spanish
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2010, Random House Group Limited
The Master and Margarita
Electronic resource in English
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2010, Picador
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2010, Folio Society
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English
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2010, Guaraldi
Il maestro e Margherita
Epub in Italian
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2009, Penguin Group UK
The Master and Margarita
E-book in English
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2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
The Master and Margarita
Electronic resource in English
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2009, Naxos Audiobooks
The Master and Margarita
Audio CD in English
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2009, Naxos Audiobooks
The Master and Margarita
Audio CD in English
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2008, Oneworld Classics
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2007, Penguin Books
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2007, AST
Мастер и Маргарита
Hardcover in Russian
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2006, Azbuka-klassika
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
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2006, Penguin Books
The Master and Margarita
in English
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2005, Vita Nova
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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2004, Vintage Books
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2004, AST
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
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2003, Penguin Books
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2003, The Harvill Press
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2003, Penguin Books
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2003, ĖKSMO-Press
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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2003, Vintage
The Master and Margarita
in English
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2003, Debolsillo
El Maestro y Margarita
Paperback in Spanish
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2003, Vintage
The Master and Margarita
in English
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2002, Diario El País
El maestro y Margarita
in Spanish
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2000, Kulʹturno-prosvetitelʹskiĭ fond imeni narodnogo artista Sergei͡a︡ Stoli͡a︡rova
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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2000, ĖKSMO-Press
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1998, AST
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1997, deutcher tasenbuch verlag
Der Meister und Margarita
Paperback in German - Ungekürzte Ausg.
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1997, Penguin
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1997, Grove Press
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1995, Grove Press
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1995, Ardis
The Master & Margarita
in English
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1995, Harvill
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1995, Grove Press
The Master and Margarita
Epub in English
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1994, "Karelii︠a︡"
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1993, Meridian
The Master and Margarita
in English
Cover of: Ostati da Margarita
1992, Gamomcʻemloba "Molodini
Ostati da Margarita
in Georgian
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1992, Knopf
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1992, Knopf
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1992, Gamomcʻemloba "Molodini
Ostati da Margarita
in Georgian
Cover of: Master i Margarita
1991, Karelii͡a︡
Master i Margarita
in Russian
Cover of: Mistrz i Małgorzata
1990, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińkich
Mistrz i Małgorzata
in Polish
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1989, Pan
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1989, Molodai︠a︡ gvardii︠a︡
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1988, Molod'
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1988, Khudozh. lit-ra
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1988, Collins Harvill
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1988, Ardis
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1986, Sovremennik
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1986, Garzanti Editore
Il Maestro e Margherita
Paperback in Italian
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
1985, Alianza
El maestro y Margarita
in Spanish
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1981, Fontana
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1979, Fontana
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1979, Fontana
The Master and Margarita
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1979, Ardis
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1977, Posev
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian - 4. izd.
Cover of: Margarita e o mestre
1974, Círculo de Leitores
Margarita e o mestre
in Portuguese
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1974, Posev
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian - 2-e izd.
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1972, distributed by Heron Books
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1970, Ardis
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1969, Collins and Harvill/Fontana
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1969, Possev
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1969, Posev
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1969, Posev
Master i Margarita
in Russian
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1968, Fontana Books
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1968, YMCA Press
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian - 3. izd.
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1967, YMCA-Press
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
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1967, Grove Press, Inc.
The Master and Margarita
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Master & Margarita
1967, Collins and Harvill
The Master & Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1967, YMCA Press
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian - 2-oe izd.
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1967, Collins and Harvill
The Master & Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1967, YMCA Press
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
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1967, Grove Press
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1967, Harper & Row
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English - [1st U.S. ed.]
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1967, Collins and Harvill
The Master & Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1967, Ymca-Press
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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1967, Harper & Row
The Master and Margarita
in English - 1st U.S. ed.
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1967, Harper & Row
The Master and Margarita
in English - [Book Club ed.]
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1967, Harper & Row
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English - [1st U.S. ed.]
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1966, Олма-пресс
Мастер и Маргарита
in Russian
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2004 April 1, Vintage
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2006 April 1, Lulu Press
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1989 July 14, Picador
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English - New edition
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1974 November 1, Plume
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2001 December, Penguin Classics
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1974 November 1, Plume
The Master and Margarita
in English
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1996 March, Vintage International
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
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2003 May, Distribooks
Мастер и Маргарита
Hardcover in Russian
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2004 April 1, Vintage
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1992 April 28, Everyman's Library
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1992 March 19, Everyman's Library
The Master and Margarita
Hardcover in English
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1999 June 15, Koch, Neff & Oetinger & Co
Мастер и Маргарита
Paperback in Russian
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1974 November 1, Signet Classics
The Master and Margarita
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1974 November 1, Signet Classics
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1995 February, Ardis
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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2000 September 28, Penguin Books Ltd
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1967 December, New American Library
The Master and Margarita
Mass Market Paperback in English - Second Printing
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1996 March, Vintage International
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
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1978 January 1, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co.
Der Meister und Margarita
Paperback in German
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1985 January, New American Library
The Master and Margarita
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Meridian Classic Printing
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1985 January, New American Library
The Master and Margarita
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
1994 January 1, Volk und Welt
Der Meister und Margarita
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Maestro and Marcherita
1998 December 31, Einaudi
Maestro and Marcherita
Paperback in Italian
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1998 December, MacMillan
The Master and Margarita
Paperback in English
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1997 January, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Der Master und Margarita
Paperback in German
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
2004 October, Editorial Lectorum
El Maestro y Margarita
Paperback in Spanish - Primera edicion
Cover of: Der Meister und Margarita
2005 April, Sammlung Luchterhand
Der Meister und Margarita
Paperback in German - 1. Auflage
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
2005 June 30, Alianza
El maestro y Margarita
Paperback in Spanish - Tra edition
Cover of: El maestro y Margarita
2006 January 1, Alianza
El maestro y Margarita
Paperback in Spanish - Tra edition
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2011 June, Newton Compton Editori
Мастер и Маргарита
Epub in Italian
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
2012 May, BUR
Il Maestro e Margherita
Epub in Italian
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
2013 May, Lectorum
El Maestro y Margarita
Epub in Spanish - 2nd reimpression
Cover of: El Maestro y Margarita
2013 May, Lectorum
El Maestro y Margarita
Paperback in Spanish - 2nd reimpression
Cover of: Il Maestro e Margherita
2011 June, Feltrinelli
Il Maestro e Margherita
Epub in Italian - Prima edizione nella collana
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2017 May, Russian Tumble
The Master and Margarita
Epub in English - First digital edition
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1999 May 31, Terra, Izdatel'skij centr - Izdatel'stvo Azbu
Мастер и Маргарита
Hardcover in Russian - 10th edition
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1992 September, Ardis
Мастер и Маргарита
Hardcover in Russian
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2004 September, Distribooks
Мастер и Маргарита
Hardcover in Russian
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2013 January 01, Recorded Books
The Master and Margarita
eAudio in English

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