The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Description

`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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Details

Author(s)
Franz Kafka, Stanley Appelbaum
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
139.7 x 210 x 12.7mm | 78g
Publication date
04 Dec 1996
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
0486290301
ISBN13
9780486290300
Bestsellers rank
2,979