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Description - The Heart Of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov

A superb comic masterpiece and fierce parable of the Russian Revolution by the author of The Master and Margarita.

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANDREY KURKOVA rich, successful Moscow professor befriends a stray dog and attempts a scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a recently deceased man. A distinctly worryingly human animal is now on the loose, and the professor's hitherto respectable life becomes a nightmare beyond endurance. An absurd and superbly comic story, this classic novel can also be read as a fierce parable of the Russian Revolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099529941
ISBN-10: 0099529947
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) was born and educated in Kiev where he graduated as a doctor in 1916. He rapidly abandoned medicine to write some of the greatest Russian literature of this century. After a lifetime at odds with the stultifying Soviet regime, he died impoverished and blind in 1940, shortly after completing his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita. None of his major fiction was published during his lifetime.

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