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The Trial

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The Trial (original German title: Der Process, [1] later Der Prozess, Der Proceß and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka in 1914 and 1915 but not published until 1925. 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 neither to him nor the reader.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 04, 2008 – In Kafka s famed story, bank clerk Joseph K is arrested for a crime that didn t take place and put on a trial that never occurs. This faithful graphic novel adaptation depicts not just the comical, nightmarish and absurdist themes explored by Kafka but also his gravitation to and mistrust of women. Artist Montellier s heavy shadows cast The Trial in a dark world framed with detailed embellishments that spill out of panels, creating a dreamlike (albeit a nightmare) quality. The surreal feeling of the story, and Kafka s absurdist view of reality, make this adaptation a dense read, full of strange imagery and, overall, a bit overwhelming. Although a clear, visual rendering of the feeling kafkaesque, a new, grotesque element is added with every scene, making it difficult to digest the events of the plot. Likely good supplemental reading to Kafka s actual novel, this graphic novel may serve as a useful entry point to his writing for teachers and librarians.

Customer Reviews

the trial

its a great book very eyeopening. kafka is the man

Not Franz Kafka's "The Trial"

This translation of "The Trial" is not the original by Willa and Edwin Muir; the version most ubiquitously reproduced and most accepted as the closest translation. I strongly recommend purchasing Willa's and Edwin's version of Kafka's novel over the one offered in the iBookstore --albeit free; or for those fluent in German, to purchase "The Trial" in its original format, as intended by the author.
After reading a few pages of different sections of this iBookstore version, I noticed that the writing only somewhat resembled that of the translation previously recommended by me. This iBookstore version, while retaining most of the novel's essence, does not contain the eloquence and quality of writing with which the original was made.

Down with irony

The first review is either by a "professor" or a millennial hipster, or both.

The Trial
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jan 01, 1925
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 345 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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