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

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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.

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“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….”

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Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. - Franz Kafka #quote

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The Trial Author: Franz Kafka Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: June 29, 2000 Genre: Fiction Design Info: Designer: Mother Photographer: Jacob Sutton Typeface: Hand Lettered

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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.

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The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka This is an image of what the room may have looked like that Gregor lived in. Imagine being confined to this room as what may seem like the rest of your life. These walls are your new home.

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