The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

ISBN: 0553213695

ISBN 13: 9780553213690

Publication Date: March 01, 1972

Publisher: Bantam Classics

Pages: 201

Format: Paperback

Authors: Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold

3.80 of 422,200

Download PDF

Download ePub

"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes."

With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first opening, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetle-like 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 inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most 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."

0 Share 0 Share 0 Share 0 Share
Recent Books Download

The Iceberg

by Marion Coutts

3.99 of 823

Cabbage

by Rachel Khong

0.00 of
Notice: Undefined index: total in /srv/users/serverpilot/apps/portapro/public/pages/public/templates/books-item.php on line 18
0

Riptide Volume 5 (Riptide Journal)

by Robert Shearman, Alison MacLeod, Adam Marek, Ginny Baily, Jane Rogers, Jane Rusbridge, Matt Thorne, Jenny Newman, Jane Feaver, Luke Kennard

0.00 of
Notice: Undefined index: total in /srv/users/serverpilot/apps/portapro/public/pages/public/templates/books-item.php on line 18
0

The Store

by T.S. Stribling

3.75 of 484

The Ice Twins

by S.K. Tremayne

3.67 of 18,701