The Master and Margarita


Russia’s literary world is shaken to its foundations when a mysterious gentleman – a professor of black magic – arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a bizarre retinue of servants. It soon becomes clear that he is the Devil himself, come to wreak havoc among the cultural elite of a disbelieving capital.

ISBN: 9780099540946 Author: Bulgakov, Mikhail Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th January 2010 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 891.7342 (edition:23) Pages: xiii, 445 Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Bulgakov paints an excellent picture of Stalin’s regime in this allegorical masterpiece.


The devil makes a personal appearance in Moscow accompanied by various demons, including a naked girl and a huge 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.

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