The Metamorphosis

And Other Stories
CD - unabridged
Kit (8 discs)
Product Number: 3C125
Released: Feb 22, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419310737
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity's unhappiness. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories reveals the author's extraordinary talent in a variety of forms-prose poems, short stories, sketches, allegories, and novelettes-and showcases the straight-faced humor, startling psychological insight, and haunting imagination for which he is revered as a modern master. In this brilliant new translation, prize-winning translator Joachim Neugroschel preserves the delicate balance, rich timbre, and wondrous language of Kafka's original works. In addition to The Metamorphosis, this collection includes Early Stories, Contemplation, The Judgement, The Stoker, In the Penal Colony, and A Country Doctor.

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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Imprint: Classics Library

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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number C2902
Released: Sep 07, 2004
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ISBN: #9781419310690
eAudio
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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number Z14730
Released: Feb 01, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980013785
eBook
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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Product Number EB00167642
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: #9780307496775
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Author(s): Franz Kafka
Product Number EB00388493
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101578797
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3A601
Released: Mar 03, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419310713
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Class Set
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Product Number 3K601
Released: Oct 16, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419310720
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Product Number 45486
Released: Aug 05, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436156196
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Product Number 12321
Released: Nov 17, 2000
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Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: #9780684800707

Professional reviews

"Welcome to the carnival world of Kafka. In addition to the title story, in which Gregor Samsa wakes to find himself transformed into a dung beetle, there are smaller stories, sketches and prose pums, depicting Kafka's tragicomic vision. This complex and baffling world is made more accessible to the reader by an excellent new translation, a helpful introduction to the Prague Jewish community of the author, and Recorded Books' own interview with the translator. George Guidall, in his earnest fashion, leaves the listener alone with Kafka. Guidall is a quiet, precise reader, who adopts just the tone needed to convey the absurd madness of this world without letting it become grotesque. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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