The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov with Katherine Tiernan O'Connor (Translator), Diana Lewis Burgin (Translator)

fiction classics literary magical realism funny mysterious medium-paced

335 pages | first published 1966

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An audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature. The novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that ...
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Moods

funny 75%
mysterious 71%
adventurous 56%
dark 44%
challenging 33%
reflective 31%
lighthearted 13%
emotional 9%
tense 7%
inspiring 6%
hopeful 4%
sad 3%
informative 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 26%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 31% | Character: 16% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 31% | No: 25% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

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