The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 0553213695 / 9780553213690

"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 it's 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."

Title:The Metamorphosis
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    The Metamorphosis Reviews

  • Rebecca

    I once used my copy to kill a beetle. Thereby combining my two passions: irony and slaughter. *wields*...

  • Miranda Reads

    A BIG EFFING DISCLAIMER: I read books for fun, not to better myself.I originally published this review MONTHS ago, for a book published DECADES ago... and I'm still getting biweekly hate for it. And ...

  • Dan Schwent

    Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to discover he's been transformed into a giant beetle-like creature. Can he and his family adjust to his new form?The Metamorphosis is one of those books that a lot o...

  • Huda Yahya

    كم مرة رغب كافكا في الموت؟كم مرة أراد التلاشي من هذا العالم؟كم مرة شعر بالغربة حتى عن ذاته؟إن كان التورية تعرّ...

  • Gaurav

    The MetamorphosisFranz KafkaThe Metamorphosis can quite easily be one of Franz Kafka’s best works of literature- one of the best in Existentialist literature. The author shows the struggle of human ...

  • Petra X

    A paraphrase. When my ex-husband went out one evening from unsettling dreams of how faraway his wife was, he went out drinking and whoring. Next morning he found himself changed in his bed into a mons...

  • Mohammed  Ali

    القراءة الثانية لهذه القصة الرائعة . تقرير من إحدى الجرائد : في الساعة الثانية من يوم الخميس الماضي و جد العام...

  • Mohammed Arabey

    Arabic/English ReviewFirst read I got the impression; pretty disgusted yet very sadقرائتي الأولي لها شعرت بشئ من الحزن والكثير من القرف والاشمئزازS...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Die Verwandlung = The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella written by Franz Kafka which was first published in 1915.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ...

  • Nikki

    Gregor waking up one morning as a bug was a hilarious analogy of the effects an illness can have on someone, as well as on those who are close to him. Though the underlying story behind the hilarity o...