The Master & the Margarita by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
It's been 100 years since Russia’s February and October Revolutions. To mark their centenary, Vintage Classics has published new 2017 paperback editions of six of the greatest works of Russian literature, from War and Peace to Life and Fate. The covers have been beautifully designed by Suzanne Dean using textile patterns from the collection of Susan Meller, who founded The Design Library in New York.
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.