The Trial

The Trial

Arcturus Publishing

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In the end, out of nothing at all, an enormous fabric of guilt will be conjured up.

One morning Josef K. is arrested for a crime he did not commit. In fact, he is never even told the nature of the offence. His life is thrown into turmoil as he becomes enmeshed in a struggle to prove his innocence. As the confounding case unfolds, K. is ultimately powerless - battling against a remote and uncaring bureaucracy.

Filled with psychological tension and disconcerting parallels with the modern world, The Trial is a dystopian masterpiece by one of Germany's greatest writers.


Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, where he lived most of his life. During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories, including “The Metamorphosis,” “The Judgment,” and “The Stoker.” He died in 1924, before completing any of his full-length novels. At the end of his life, Kafka asked his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod to burn all his unpublished work. Brod overrode those wishes..

Pub Date: 2019 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches

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