The Trial is a terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer, who is inexplicably arrested. He must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. The Trial is perhaps, one of Kafka’s most pessimistic work. This is the story of a young man who finds himself caught up in the mindless autocracy of the adminstration. The story has become identical with the anxieties and sense of hostility of the modern age and with an ordinary person’s struggle against an unreasoning and irrational authority. The Trial is considered to be an imaginative anticipation of the madness of totalitarianism. The Trial was written in the year of 1914. But it was not published until 1925. One of the most liked modern classics in the world.
Complete & unabridged. 272 pages
Translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir.