Heart of a Dog Characters

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Philip Philippovich Preobrezhensky

Philip Philippovich Prebrezhensky is a highly acclaimed doctor living in Moscow. He is much in demand, and his office is always full of patients, many of whom have socially unacceptable problems and trust him implicitly. Also living in his seven-room apartment are the Zina the maid and Darya the cook. Philip plans to transplant the pituitary gland and testicles of a human into a dog in order to determine whether such a transplant would be viable between humans.

Philip finds a stray dog, names him Sharik, and brings him to the apartment to improve the dog's health and prepare him for the transplantation surgery. The surgery is successful, and the dog begins to take on a human form. Philip, always ambitious and confident, begins to lose confidence as Sharikov escapes his control in everything from behavioral issues to impetuous rebellion. Philip becomes harried and stressed. In...

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