by Franz Kafka
Translated by William Aaltonen
The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been called one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. One day, Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect (the most common translation of the German description ungeheures Ungeziefer, literally "monstrous vermin"). He is most concerned about his ability to get to work, and his family is anxious over their reputation, were anyone to find out. Metamorphosis is a darkly comical fantasy, as well as a very present commentary on the cynicism of modern life.
Arcturus Publishing Limited, 2017
Originally published in 1915
5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches