The Metamorphosis

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Book Facts

  • Author: Franz Kafka
  • First Published: 1915
  • Origin Country: Czech-Republic
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: Public Domain
  • Format: PDF

Book Description

The basic story of The Metamorphosis surrounds the main character waking up in the morning to find he has become a huge insect.

Readers explore the world where the main character Gregor Samsa has to contemplate the idea of living in this form.

As Gregor is a traveling salesman this causes him to think about how he would be able to perform his job while looking like he does.

Franz Kafka wrote the book in 1915 originally in German when he was living in Austria-Hungary – which later became the Czech-Republic.

Many critics believe that the book is deeper than just a story about a man that turned into an insect with many poking at the sociological and physiological sub-text.

Franz Kafka was known for his fantasy stories blended with realism, exploring obscene ideas and situations that got the reader thinking about ideas that they probably haven’t before.

His works proved hard to translate into many languages as the German language is filled with many words that do not have equivalents in the rest of the world.

During the 20th and 21st centuries, The Metamorphosis has been transformed into TV shows and movies as well as theatre productions.

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