The Trial

£7.99

ISBN: 9780241372562 Author: Kafka, Franz Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Penguin Classics Publication Date: 4th July 2019 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 833.912 (edition:23) Pages: 208 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis–an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life–including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door–becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K. tries to gain control, he succeeds only in accelerating his own excruciating downward spiral.

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