The stranger grinned amicably, took out a big gold watch with a diamond triangle on the case, let it ring eleven times and said:
'Eleven! And exactly an hour that I've been awaiting your awakening, for you gave me an appointment to be at your home at ten. And here I am!'
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. But the Devil's mission quickly becomes entangled with the fate of the Master - a man who has turned his back on his former life and taken refuge in a lunatic asylum - and his past lover, Margarita.
Both a satirical romp and a daring analysis of the nature of good and evil, innocence and guilt, The Master and Margarita is the crowning achievement of one of the greatest Russian writers of the twentieth century.
About the Author
A trained doctor, Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) became one of his era's most brilliant and daring writers. His career was plagued by Soviet censorship, and The Master and Margarita was never published in his lifetime.
'One of the greatest modern Russian novels.' The Independent 'The Master and Margarita is my favorite, favorite book in the world ever by Mikhail. To me it's the greatest exploration of the human imagination, and it's about forgiveness and life and history, and it's just the most incredible book that I've ever read; I read it once and then I read it almost immediately again.' Daniel Radcliffe
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st October 2012
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.7 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1