About the Book
The Metamorphosis is one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetle like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. In this short fiction Kafka clearly saw how modern life demanded a submission of the will to the demands of the group – both through the need to earn a living and to maintain social conventions.
About the Author
One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, Franz Kafka penned novels and short stories that portray the bewildered alienation of modern society. His characters frequently find themselves in threatening situations for which there is no explanation and from which there is no escape. His most-studied works are the novels “The Trial” and “The Castle” and the short stories like The Metamorphosis, The Hunger Artist, and In the Penal Colony.