Master & Margarita
Disappearances, destruction and death spread throughout Moscow like wildfire, and Margarita has discovered that her lover has vanished in the chaos. Making a bargain with the devil, she decides to try a little black magic of her own to save the man she loves.
Banned for 27 years and initially published in a heavily censored edition, The Master and Margarita is probably the most important Russian novel of the 20th century. Written as a satire of Stalin’s suffocating bureaucracy, the book has inspired Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, The Rolling Stones’ song Sympathy for the Devil and the work of many other international artists, writers and musicians.