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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    Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression2 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.

    b0617643198shared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    Sticks to you in a way no other short text could.

    Amber Kumarshared an impressionlast year
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    The metamorphosis is an incredible book it teaches us about life and moving on but to truly capture its meaning one must be able to understand on another level a higher level


    Samina Guliyevahas quoted5 years ago
    calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions
    Valerie Khorishkohas quoted5 years ago
    Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown nourishment he had been yearning for.
    temptedtoreadhas quoted5 years ago
    Was he an animal if music could captivate him so?

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