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The metamorphosis

Author: Franz Kafka; Stanley Corngold
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 1986
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel about a man who finds himself transformed into a huge insect, and the effects of this change upon his life. This is a fantastic horror story about a hapless man who is turned into an insect. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Franz Kafka
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Kafka; Stanley Corngold
ISBN: 0553213695 9780553213690
OCLC Number: 163614671
Notes: Translated from German.
Previously published 1986.
Description: xxi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Verwandlung.
Responsibility: Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold.

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A novel about a man who finds himself transformed into a huge insect, and the effects of this change upon his life. This is a fantastic horror story about a hapless man who is turned into an insect. 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 inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction.

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