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The Metamorphosis

Written by Franz Kafka
Translated by Stanley Corngold


The Metamorphosis
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Category: Fiction - Classics; Literary Criticism & Collections; Fiction - Literary
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: February 1972
Price: $5.95
Can. Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21369-0 (0-553-21369-5)
Pages: 224
Also available as an eBook, eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing—though absurdly comic—meditation on human feelings of inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the mosst widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man."





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