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Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is short story, sometimes regarded as a novella, by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.
78 printed pages
David Wyllie
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  • asteriashared an impression6 months ago
    👍Worth reading
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    This was an amazing book! I love the storytelling and how it has more than it allows itself to express. Overall would read again.

  • Hexshared an impression4 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths

    This is definitely a book for those who like George Orwell. This is a very interesting book, indeed.

  • Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression3 years ago

    Metamorphosis is all about existentialism and the concept of the absurdity in life. The derivation in some instances of his own life and ideologies make it a powerful piece of work. There can never be another metamorphosis.


  • Samina Guliyevahas quoted6 years ago
    calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions
  • Nik TheTricksterhas quotedlast year
    the same time, though, he did not forget to remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions.
  • Dmitry Samarkinhas quoted7 years ago
    Was he an animal if music could captivate him so?

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