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This collection brings together the small proportion of Kafka's works that he thought worthy of publication. It includes Metamorphosis, his most famous work, an exploration of horrific transformation and alienation; Meditation, a collection of his earlier studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America and a fascinating occasional piece, The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka's eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.

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    June 28, 2010

    Penguin Press

    236 pages

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Also by Franz Kafka

Investigations of a Dog
The Burrow And Other Stories
Letters To Friends, Family, And Editors
Letter to the Father/Brief an den Vater
The Metamorphosis
In The Penal Colony
The Zurau Aphorisms
The Trial: Popular Penguins
The Great Wall Of China
Letters To Felice
The Complete Novels Of Kafka
Collected Stories
The Castle
Letters To Milena
The Trial
Metamorphosis And Other Stories


Nineteen Eighty Four
Pride And Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Crime And Punishment
The Great Gatsby
Great Expectations
Howards End
The Little Prince & Letter To A Hostage
The Crucible
Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)
Late Essays
The Prose Factory
Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me
Being There
And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?
On Passion
On Doubt
The Rise Of The Novel