First published in 1925, ‘The Trial’ is a classic story of totalitarianism, sadism, and hysteria. With a labyrinth of meanings, author Franz Kafka explores the darkness of the terror state.
‘It is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary’
Rediscover Kafka’s classic work of psychological horror.
The Trial is the terrifying tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. A nightmare vision of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the insanity of twentieth-century totalitarianism has resonated with readers for generations.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PHILLIPE SANDS