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Works Based on the Faust Legend: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mefistofele, the Devil and Daniel Webster, the Master and Margarita, Waves Books LLC

Works Based on the Faust Legend: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mefistofele, the Devil and Daniel Webster, the Master and Margarita, Waves

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Published May 22nd 2010
ISBN : 9781156657218
Paperback
234 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 232. Not illustrated. Chapters: The Master and Margarita. Excerpt: The Master and Margarita (Russian: ) is a novelMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 232. Not illustrated. Chapters: The Master and Margarita. Excerpt: The Master and Margarita (Russian: ) 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 suffocatingly bureaucratic social order. Bulgakov started writing the novel in 1928. He burnt the first manuscript of the novel in 1930, seeing no future as a writer in the Soviet Union. The work was restarted in 1931 and in 1935 Bulgakov attended the Spring Festival at Spaso House, a party said to have inspired the ball of the novel. The second draft was completed in 1936 by which point all the major plot lines of the final version were in place. The third draft was finished in 1937. Bulgakov continued to polish the work with the aid of his wife, but was forced to stop work on the fourth version four weeks before his death in 1940. The fourth and final version was published soon after his death. A censored version (12% of the text removed and still more changed) of the book was first published in Moscow magazine (no. 11, 1966 and no. 1, 1967). The text of all the omitted and changed parts, with indications of the places of modification, was published on a samizdat basis. In 1967 the publisher Posev (Frankfurt) printed a version produced with the aid of these inserts. In Russia, the first complete version, prepared by Anna Saakyants, was published by Khudozhestvennaya Literatura in 1973, based on the version of the beginning of 1940 proofread by the publisher. This version remained the canonical edition until 1989, when the last version was prepared by literature expert Lidiya Yanovskaya based on all available manuscripts. The novel alternates among three sett...