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The Trial

The Trial [Kindle Edition]

Franz Kafka
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This unique edition of The Trial from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions.

The Trial (Kafka's original German title: Der Process, later as Der Prozess, Der Proceß and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka in 1914 and 1915 but not published until 1925.

The Trial is one of Kafka's best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed to neither him nor the reader.

Like Kafka's other novels, The Trial was never completed, although it does include a chapter which brings the story to an end. Because of this there are certain inconsistencies which exist within the novel, such as disparities in timing in addition to other discontinuities in narration.

After Kafka's death in 1924 his friend and literary executor Max Brod edited the text for publication by Verlag Die Schmiede. The original manuscript is held at the Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar, Germany. In 1999, the book was listed in Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century and as No. 2 of the Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 372 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dead Dodo Vintage (2 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,743 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the original text! 20 Aug 2014
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I realise that I only paid £0.61 for this book but I was expecting to have the original German text. The description of it stated "This unique edition of The Trial from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions."
It was written in German, so I would expect "the full original text" to be in German. I suggest that the description be changed. Was this "the full original" translation?
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3.0 out of 5 stars confusing 17 Mar 2014
By Peter
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Not what I expected but very predictable ending guessed very early on
I was expecting a Crime and Punishment like novel - this it definitely was not!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a chilling read 1 Feb 2014
By Brian L Mitchell - Published on
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I don't know how other reviewers consider this work but for me it is a testimony against both state secrecy and bureaucracy. Roughly written with scenes that must have been inspired by hallucinations, this is far from a "normal" read by any standard, yet it is engrossing and hard to put down
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the most important novels ever written! 12 Mar 2014
By vic - Published on
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Kafka wanted it to be burned after his death (as indeed the rest of his works…) Imagine! And we can read it on Kindle! It is a miracle in itself! Our trial takes place all the time and the judgment is out until the day of our deaths… The sentence can be only one… but it is not about sentencing - it is about giving witness… and making choices…
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor people are pawns in games of the rich. 12 July 2014
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Kafka has given an account of poverty and how poor people become game to government officials and even to the people in the judiciary right from the lawyers upwards to the top judges.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Paradigm of Alienation 11 July 2014
By marion greenberg - Published on
A disturbing, but sometimes humorous, study of alienation and society. I thought creators of modern works like the Simpsons and Office Space were influenced by The Trial.
3.0 out of 5 stars A classic. 30 May 2014
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Although a highly listed classic, the story is not an easy read. Various writing schools and courses recommend using this book as a study for character development, plot development, etc. I am not sure I agree.
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