Only one character appears in Kafka’s work; the homo domesticus, so Jewish and so German and so eager to keep his place. Borges described Kafka’s characterisation in such a manner. This volume includes some of his most famous stories.

ISBN: 9780749399535 Author: Kafka, Franz Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 1st February 1992 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 833.912 (edition:23) Pages: 218 Edition: Short stories Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

‘One of the few great and perfect works of poetic imagination written during this century’ Elias Canetti


One morning, Gregor Samsa wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. His family is understandably perturbed and he finds himself an outsider in his own home. In ‘Metamorphosis’ and the other famous stories included here, Kafka explores the confusing nature of human experience with sly wit and compelling originality.

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