The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov


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London: The Harvill Press. 1967. First British edition, second impression. Hardcover. 445pp. Translated from the Russian by Michael Glenny. Jacket design by Alex Jawdokimov. Jacket slightly faded, corners rubbed, one small mark to page edges, internally clean and bright. Overall an excellent copy. 

Bulgakov's celebrated novel written in the Soviet Union during the 20's and 30's. Not published until a censored version appeared in Moscow magazine, 1966, over twenty five years after his death. 

'A carnivalesque satire of Soviet life. The Devil, trailing fire, weaves himself out of the shadows and into Moscow one Spring afternoon. Brimming with magic and chaos, full of wonderful characters from witches, poets and Biblical tyrants and a large black cat, to the courageous Margarita, who will do anything to save the imprisoned writer she loves.'