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Through tight dialogue and absurd settings, Kafka creates maze-like prose to mimic the bureaucracy of early 20th century Germany, trapping his protagonist in an unlawful conviction that alters the path of his life.
On the morning of his thirtieth birthday, a young bank official named Joseph K is arrested although he has done nothing wrong and is never told what he's been charged with. The Trial is the chronicle of his fight to prove his innocence, of his struggles and encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court where he must make regular visits. It is an account, ultimately, of state-induced self-destruction presenting in a nightmarish scenario the persecution of the outsider and the incomprehensible machinations of the state. Using the power of simple, straightforward language Kafka draws the reader into this bleak and frightening world so that we too experience the fears, uncertainties, and tragedy of Joseph K.
This handy edition is part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library. Beautifully crafted with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers, these pocket-sized classics make perfect gifts that any book lover will treasure.
Author: Franz Kafka (Author)
Dimensions: 3.6" x 0.9" x 6.0"
Item Number: 9781529021073