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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov - First Edition - 1967 - from Rarities etc. (SKU: 54794)

The Master and Margarita

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The Master and Margarita

by Mikhail Bulgakov

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Grove Press, New York, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Very Good. BULGAKOV, MIKHAIL. The Master and Margarita, New York: Grove Press, 1967. Octavo, first American edition, pp. viii, 402, black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, translated from the Russian by Mirra Ginsburg. Bulgakov, who lived under constant pressure from the Soviet authorities in the 1930s, declined to emigrate and his work was banned. He was allowed to work at the Moscow Theatre and in off hours tinkered with this novel until he died in 1940. It didn't see publication until the 1960s. Condition of this book: Book near fine with sunning at boards' edges. Jacket age-toned, chip in rear panel, a few minor stains. This is the first USA edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 402. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Russia; 1920s; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54794. .


The Master and Margarita is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, woven around the premise of a visit by the Devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. Many critics consider the book to be one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, as well as one of the foremost Soviet satires, directed against a social order seen as suffocatingly bureaucratic.


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The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov
Hardcover (Original Cloth)
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First Edition
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BZDB17 NOISBN banned novelist writer Soviet Union communist Literature & Literary; Russia; 1920s; Fiction. The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov

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