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.

"A beetle brooch made from pages of a worn-out copy of The Metamorphosis! It’s so meta, I can’t stand it."

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"A beetle brooch made from pages of a worn-out copy of The Metamorphosis! It’s so meta, I can’t stand it."

This is one of the many book covers of "Metamorphosis". It illustrates how Gregor was trapped inside the body of an insect.

This is one of the many book covers of "Metamorphosis". It illustrates how Gregor was trapped inside the body of an insect.

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.

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.

'The Metamorphosis' by Frank Kafka made our list of 13 Iconic Novels You Can Read in a Day. Head to The Culture Trip to find out the rest.

13 Iconic Novels You Can Read in a Day

'The Metamorphosis' by Frank Kafka made our list of 13 Iconic Novels You Can Read in a Day. Head to The Culture Trip to find out the rest.

“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….”

Half billion year old hammer embedded in rock that formed 400 MILLION years ago ~ Archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. A section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal. (at least 5 other artifacts and the story of their discovery are listed on the linked page)...

Half billion year old hammer embedded in rock that formed 400 MILLION years ago ~ Archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. A section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal. (at least 5 other artifacts and the story of their discovery are listed on the linked page)...

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