WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ANDREY KURKOV
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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The story of a scroungy mongrel named Sharik who is transformed by a Soviet scientist into a vulgar, Engels-spouting apparachik whose government mission is to purge the city of cats. Other books by Bulgakov include "The Master and Margarita".Review:
"As high-spirited as it is pointed. Unlike so much satire, it has a splendid sense of fun" ( Irish Times)
"A marvellous writer" (Michael Frayn)
"Bulgakov here assaults the dour utilitarian lives of Soviet citizens with a defiant, boisterous display of nonsense" ( The Times)
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001224310
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Book Description Harvill Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 25 to 30 cm tall, Quarto, (4to). 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 118175
Book Description Harvill, UK, 1989. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Creased cover. Bookseller Inventory # 002768
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, United Kingdom, 1989. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First this Collins Harvill edition from 1989. Translated from the Russian by Glenny. Illustration to front cover - by Igor Yudin. Nine chapters and epilogue. Text is clean. Binding is tight. Pages browned with age. Cover corners bumped/ slight bowing; very top and tail edges of spine strip chipped slightly. #89.38. Bookseller Inventory # 003126