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The Heart of a Dog

The Heart of a Dog Mikhail Bulgakov (Estate)
Pub date 1st August 1968
Original publisher Panther
Publisher (UK) Alma Books
Publisher (US) Melville House

A 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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