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The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history

THE ORIGINAL AND BEST TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL GLENNY

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.

Reviews

This book is absorbing, brilliant slapstick, and looks deep in to the heart of fantasy and longing

Sunday Times

Stunning, superb...Bulgakov is one of the greatest Russian writers, perhaps the greatest

Independent

A masterpiece - a classic of twentieth-century fiction

New York Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784871932

    February 27, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    384 pages

    RRP $24.00

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Also by Mikhail Bulgakov

A Country Doctor's Notebook
Diaboliad
The Master And Margarita
A Dead Man's Memoir
A Dog's Heart
The Master and the Margarita
Black Snow
The Heart Of A Dog
The White Guard

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