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The Master and Margarita (Fiction) by Mikhail Bulgakov

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Russia's favourite novel, set in the backdrop of Stalin's Totalitarian regime in the 1928-1940s Soviet Union, this book has fascinated readers for decades for its wholesome exploration of good and evil, humanity, love and fear.

The protagonist, the Devil, lands himself in Moscow. Mikhail Bulgakov’s highly imaginative and thought-provoking satire on life in the Soviet totalitarian regime brings contrasts times in modern Moscow and old Jerusalem bringing together history and modern day life under a highly controlled and depressing regime, with terrorising characters as well as saints unrooting the full spectrum of human desires, virtues and evils. A literary masterpiece that examines human imperfections as well as godliness and love conquering all evil and instills hopes for freedom once again through art, spirituality and faith.