The Metamorphosis

KAFKA, Franz

When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.

KAFKA, Franz The Metamorphosis

Parton Press, 1937.

First English language edition. Original blue cloth backed black boards with black titles on the spine and blue title label on the upper cover in the very rare glassine dustwrapper with the printed price on the inside flap. A near fine book, with a neat inscription on the front end paper and minor wear to the corners. The glassine shows chipping to the corners and the spine with the sporadic loss of about an inch from the base of the spine.

Originally published under the title of Die Verwandlung in Leipzig in 1915, it was translated into English for this edition by A. L. Lloyd. Its perceptions make it one of the most significant works in the development of twentieth century consciousness. Vladimir Nabokov, who ranked The Metamorphosis second only to Ulysses in his critique of twentieth century prose, described Kafka as, "the greatest German writer of our time. Such poets as Rilke or such novelists as Thomas Mann are dwarfs or plaster saints in comparison to him."
Rare in its glassine dustwrapper.

Stock ID: 8133

£3,000.00

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