The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov 1967 - Collins and Harvill Press, London - First Edition in English ‘This book is absorbing, brilliant slapstick, and looks deep in to the heart of fantasy and longing’ – Sunday Times

A bright copy of Bulgakov’s satire of 1930s Stalinist Russia, a funny and fascinating tale of the devil, as he makes a personal appearance in Moscow accompanied by various demons, including a naked girl and a huge black cat. After he leaves, asylums are full and the the forces of law and order are in disarray. Only the Master, and his love Margarita, can resist the devil’s onslaught...

Translated from the Russian by Michael Glenny. Originally written between 1928 and 1940, the book remained unpublished in the Soviet Union for more than 30 years. Many critics now consider Bulgakov’s novel one of the highlight’s of 20th century literature.
  Mikhail Bulgakov was born in 1891 in Kiev. He graduated as a doctor, but soon abandoned medicine for writing, though none of his major fiction was published during his lifetime. After a lifetime at odds against the Soviet regime, he died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita.

References: Wood, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’
The London Review of Books 1997. Grosop, ‘The Master and Margarita’ The Guardian 2014. Penguin Random House, web.

Octavo (21.5 x 15 cm) pp. 445 [3]. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt titles to spine. Dust jacket priced-clipped. Published simultaneously in New York by Harper & Row.
  Condition: Near fine, light marks to top edge, and faint faxing to endpapers, in very good plus price-clipped dust jacket, a little fading of red text to spine, minor wear to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 109143   Price: HK$ 3,200