The Master and Margarita
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Number of Pages||372|
Translation: Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor. Annotated and with an Afterword by Bulgakov's biographer Ellendea Proffer. The devil visits Moscow sometime in the springtime of the 1930s and he wreaks havoc. His traveling companions include a talking black cat named Behemoth, a comely witch who never wears clothes, and a scruffy translator who wears a cracked pince-nez. Most of the citizens who encounter this satanic posse come out considerably worse for wear, but for one historical writer named only the Master, and his lover, Margarita, the devil himself may be heaven-sent. In English.