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the Trial by Franz Kafka | First American edition | Cover by George Salter 1937


The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature.


15 Gorgeous Book Cover Redesigns

This week, the always excellent Everyman’s Library released a gorgeous new printing of Phillip Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials. Not only is it a beautiful edition, bu…


Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was an influential German-language author of novels and short stories who is regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century. The term "Kafkaesque" has entered the English language to describe surreal situations reminiscent of those in his writing.


Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational and life changing quotes from the world of literature, philosophy and ethics and it greatest authors and thinkers. Featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald | C.S. Lewis | Dr. Seuss | Carl Sagan | Franz Kafka | Oscar Wilde | Edgar Allen Poe | Vincent Van Gogh | Sylvia Plath


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It is really amazing how designer Peter Mendelsund manages to present the themes of Kafka's model just by creating this simple shapes and just a few colors. The minimalistic style of this cover is part of a series he created of Kafka's novels.


50 Books To Read Before You Die - The Metamorphosis

“It was true that the words he uttered were evidently no longer intelligible, despite the fact that they had seemed clear enough to him, clearer than before, perhaps….”