|描述：||xviii, 299 p. illus. 18 cm.|
|内容：||The stoker.--Uncle Jacob.--A country house near New York.--The road to Rameses.--The Hotel Occidental.--The case of Robinson.--A refuge.--
The Nature Theatre of Oklahoma.
|丛书名：||A New Directions paperbook, 117|
|责任：||Translated by Edwin Muir. Pref. by Klaus Mann. Afterword by Max Brod. Illus. by Emlen Etting.|
Here is the story of young Karl Rossman, who, following an incident involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure, eventually heading towards Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Harman's superb translation allows us to appreciate, as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page.