The trial - Franz Kafka

Kafka by Warhol
Kafka by Warhol

Franz Kafka's seminal novel, telling the tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information.

Submitted by Joseph Kay on March 17, 2007

Text originally from Project Gutenberg. Available as a pdf file below.

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Pennoid

9 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Pennoid on March 18, 2014

Is this where Joseph Kay gets their nome de plume?!

Joseph Kay

9 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Joseph Kay on March 18, 2014

I can offer only an ostensible rebuttal or an indefinite denial.

Pennoid

9 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by Pennoid on March 18, 2014

We'll inquire further at the hearing on Sunday. Look for a carpenter named Lanz.

Kronstadt_Kid

9 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Kronstadt_Kid on January 25, 2015

Now available on Project Gutenberg in format designed for Kindle.

Noah Fence

9 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Noah Fence on January 25, 2015

Love this book although the end is a bit of a let down, BUT, if one more person says 'Kafkaesque' to me when confronted with a bit of red tape I will burn every copy in existence!

plasmatelly

9 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by plasmatelly on January 25, 2015

Webby

Love this book although the end is a bit of a let down, BUT, if one more person says 'Kafkaesque' to me when confronted with a bit of red tape I will burn every copy in existence!

I thought meant everyday occurances of people turning into beetles. Ah well, live and learn. LSD anyone?

Noah Fence

9 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Noah Fence on January 25, 2015

Sorry, it's just that when people say Kafkaesque it really bugs me.

Noah Fence

9 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Noah Fence on January 25, 2015

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Sorry, it's just that when people say Kafkaesque it really bugs me.

Jesus fucking Christ. Enough with the puns already.