ISBN 9780140455465,Master and Margarita

Master and Margarita



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780140455465

ISBN-10 0140455469


Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)


as well as scenes of love and sensuality. The story of The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is set in Russia, back in the year 1930 when a devil in the guise of Professor Woland and four of his companions, visits Moscow during the Holy Week. They made use of black magic to dissuade those who crossed their paths. The book also features the story of Margarita and her devotional and sensuous love for her Master and how she uses black magic to bring back her lover when he disappears mysteriously. There is another storyline which pictures the crucifixion of Yeshua Ha-Notsri or Jesus Christ by Pontius Pilate. The Master and Margarita has a number of storylines which brings together history, religion and politics. The novel draws its inspiration from Goethe’s Faust and its underlying themes. The social-political satires are embedded in the book in an intricate manner in its storyline. The book brings to light the stark realism of Stalin’s Soviet Union, its greed, its corruption and the ever stifling life therein.