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    The Metamorphosis (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback) By (author) Franz Kafka, Translated by Stanley Appelbaum

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    Description`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.`


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    Title
    The Metamorphosis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Franz Kafka, Translated by Stanley Appelbaum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 78 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486290300
    ISBN 10: 0486290301
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    DC20: 833.912
    LC classification: PT2621.A26
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000, 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 833/.912
    LC classification: PT2621.A26 A225 1996
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT, FYB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    04 December 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Since his death in 1924, Kafka has come to be regarded as one of the greatest modern writers, one whose work brilliantly explores the anxiety, futility, and complexity of modern life. The precision and clarity of Kafka's style, its powerful symbolism, and his existential exploration of the human condition have given his work universal significance.In addition to the title selection, considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work, this collection includes "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report to an Academy." Stanley Appelbaum has provided excellent new English translation of the stories and a brief Note placing them within Kafka's oeuvre.A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
    Table of contents
    The JudgmentThe MetamorphosisIn the Penal ColonyA Country DoctorA Report to an Academy