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The Trial (Dover Thrift Editions)

 
 
 
 
The Trial (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author: Franz Kafka
ISBN 13: 9780486470610
ISBN 10: 48647061
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2009-07-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $3.00
 
 

From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies the term "Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapment in a bureaucratic maze, based on an undisclosed charge.

Books of the Century; New York Times review, October 1937 - Louis Kronenberger

The Trial is not for everybody, and its peculiar air of excitement will seem flat enough to those who habitually feed on 'exciting' books. It belongs not with the many novels that horrify, but with the many fewer which terrify.