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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

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Written by Franz KafkaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Franz Kafka
Adapted by Peter KuperAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Kuper

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
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  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • On Sale: July 20, 2004
  • Price: $10.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-5299-8 (1-4000-5299-8)
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**Named by School Library Journal as one of the Best Adult Books for High School Students, 2003

A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka’s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug.

Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a kinetic illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Kuper’s electric drawings—where American cartooning meets German expressionism—bring Kafka’s prose to vivid life, reviving the original story’s humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike.

"...a faithful and compelling adaptation....[Kuper] ably draws out both the horrific and the humorous elements of the story in his black-and-white scratchboard illustrations, which are cartoonish and expressionistic, with heavily detailed backgrounds. This book can act as an excellent introduction to the original....Recommended...." —Library Journal