The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature.

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature.

the Trial by Franz Kafka | First American edition | Cover by George Salter 1937

the Trial by Franz Kafka | First American edition | Cover by George Salter 1937

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was an influential German-language author of novels and short stories who is regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century. The term "Kafkaesque" has entered the English language to describe surreal situations reminiscent of those in his writing.

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was an influential German-language author of novels and short stories who is regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century. The term "Kafkaesque" has entered the English language to describe surreal situations reminiscent of those in his writing.

“It was true that the words he uttered were evidently no longer intelligible, despite the fact that they had seemed clear enough to him, clearer than before, perhaps….”

50 Books To Read Before You DieThe Metamorphosis

“It was true that the words he uttered were evidently no longer intelligible, despite the fact that they had seemed clear enough to him, clearer than before, perhaps….”

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us." Kafka on books and what reading does for the human soul — spectacular letter to his childhood friend:

Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Spirit

"A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us." Kafka on books and what reading does for the human soul — spectacular letter to his childhood friend:

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