"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect."
44 stories: Conversation with the worshiper -- Conversation with the drunk -- Great noise -- Children on the highway -- Exposing a city slicker -- The sudden stroll -- Decisions -- The outing in the mountains -- The bachelor's unhappiness -- The businessman -- Absently gazing out -- The way home -- The people running by -- The passenger -- Frocks -- The rejection -- Reflections for amateur jockeys -- The window facing the street -- The wish to be an Indian -- The trees -- Unhappiness -- The judgment -- The stoker -- The metamorphosis -- In the Penal Colony --The new lawyer -- A country doctor -- Up in the gallery -- An ancient manuscript -- Before the law -- Jackals and Arabs-- A visit to the mine -- The next village -- An imperial message -- The anxiety of the head of family -- Eleven sons -- A fratricide -- A dream -- A report for an academy -- First sorrow -- The hunger artist.
Translated by PEN translation award-winner Joachim Neugroschel, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories has garnered critical acclaim and is widely recognized as the preeminent English-language anthology of Kafka's stories. These translations illuminate one of this century's most controversial writers and have made Kafka's work accessible to a whole new generation. This classic collection of forty-one great short works -- including such timeless pieces of modern fiction as "The Judgment" and "The Stoker" -- now includes two new stories, "First Sorrow" and "The Hunger Artist."
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