The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov with Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator), Richard Pevear (Translator)

432 pages first pub 1966 (editions)

fiction classics literary magical realism funny mysterious medium-paced

Description

Written in secret during the darkest days of Stalin's reign, The Master and Margarita became an overnight literary phenomenon when it was finally published it, signalling artistic freedom for Russians everywhere. Bulgakov's carnivalesque satire of...

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Moods

funny 75%
mysterious 71%
adventurous 56%
dark 45%
challenging 33%
reflective 31%
lighthearted 12%
emotional 9%
tense 8%
inspiring 6%
hopeful 4%
informative 3%
sad 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 25%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 30% | Character: 16% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 31% | No: 24% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 26% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 20% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.16

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