Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His major novels include The TrialThe Castle, and Amerika.

Books by Franz Kafka

  1. Book CoverDie Verwandlung


    Kafka's stories are nightmarish tales in which a helpless central character's every move is controlled by heartless, impersonal forces.More

  2. Book CoverKafka's Selected Stories


    In 1945, W. H. Auden remarked that Kafka stands in the same relation to his century as Shakespeare does to his—Kafka is the representative of the twentieth century, the poet who gives it its voice.More

  3. Book CoverThe Metamorphosis


    Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. This new and acclaimed translation is accompanied by possible inspirations and critical analysis of Gregor Samsa's strange story.More

  4. Book CoverThe Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky


    “This fine version, with David Cronenberg’s inspired introduction and the new translator’s beguiling afterword, is, I suspect, the most disturbing though the most comforting of all so far; others will follow, but don’t hesitate: this is the transforming text for you.”—Richard HowardMore