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The Metamorphosis|Franz Kafka

Overview

"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."

  • ISBN-13: 9780553213690
  • ISBN-10: 0553213695
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • Publish Date: February 1972
  • Dimensions: 6.94 x 4.36 x 0.51 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24 pounds
  • Page Count: 224