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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 impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths

    This was an amazing book! I love the storytelling and how it has more than it allows itself to express. Overall would read again.

  • Ibtisam Bhattishared an impression4 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.

  • zarayousafzai615shared an impression4 months ago
    💡Learnt A Lot

    Its a good book.I want to read it again.


  • Samina Guliyevahas quoted7 years ago
    calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions
  • em 💌has quotedlast year
    "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense"


  • Nik TheTricksterhas quoted2 years ago
    the same time, though, he did not forget to remind himself that calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions.

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