This hilarious, brilliantly inventive novel by the author of The Master and Margarita tells the story of a scroungy Moscow mongrel named Sharik. Thanks to the skills of a renowned Soviet scientist and the transplanted pituitary gland and testes of a petty criminal, Sharik is transformed into a lecherous , vulgar man who spouts Engels and inevitably finds his niche in the bureaucracy as the government official in charge of purging the city of cats.
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This early novella from Mikhail Bulgakov, published in 1925, already shows the surreal comic genius that later produced The Master and Margarita, the writer's masterpiece. A kind of Frankenstein parable, Heart of a Dog is the story of a stray dog that gains a human intelligence after a prominent Moscow professor transplants human glands into the unfortunate canine's body.About the Author:
Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) was born and educated in Kiev, where he graduated as a doctor. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century.
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Book Description VINTAGE (RAND), 2005. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP77989159
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