The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony and Other Stories

The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony and Other Stories

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The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony and Other Stories by Franz Kafka

The best-known novellas and stories of one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century. Included are "The Judgment, " "A Country Doctor, " and "A Hunger Artist." New Foreword by Anne Rice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743258197
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

FRANZ KAFKA was born in 1883 in Prague, where he lived most of his life. During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories, including “The Metamorphosis,” “The Judgment,” and “The Stoker.” He died in 1924, before completing any of his full-length novels. At the end of his life, Kafka asked his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod to burn all his unpublished work. Brod overrode those wishes.

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1883

Date of Death:

June 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Prague, Austria-Hungary

Place of Death:

Vienna, Austria

Education:

German elementary and secondary schools. Graduated from German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague.

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The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my second time to read this book. The first time I read this book was in highschool. Honestly, I didn't understand at all. Then more than 10 years later, I read this book again. This time, I felt something from reading this book. Even though the story is very dark, it will strike your mind very hard and you will find yourselves in the story.
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I like that Gregor turns into a bug and just acts like it's alright. 'Oh,well, I'm a cockroach. Best try and get out of bed and go to work. lalala.' From Kafka's books that I've read, The Metamorphasis and The Trial,his characters get faced with something that would freack any one in the real world out but they just accept it and try to carry on. If I tryed to think on it there'd be a lesson to be learned from that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt this was an average story. It had its moments though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows how man is left behind, forgoten about, just because of his outside apperance...a bug.