The Trial

Written byFranz Kafka Max Brod Willa Muir Edwin Muir

Published in

About "The Trial"

Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka’s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers.

  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • German Literature
  • Novels
  • Dystopia
  • 20th Century
  • Czech Literature
  • Literary Fiction
  • Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize Nominee for Breon Mitchell (1999)
Go back