- Series: Oxford World's Classics
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 4, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199238294
- ISBN-13: 978-0199238293
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.6 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,123 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Trial (Oxford World's Classics) 1st Edition
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About the Author
Mike Mitchell taught at the universities of Reading and Stirling before becoming a full-time translator.
Ritchie Robertson is Fellow and Tutor in German at St. John's College, Oxford.
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I would have been gladly wiling to pay more money to have the text printed in a legible size, please do yourselves a favor and avoid yourselves the inconvenience and frustration of buying this book.
Ironically, I had just finished reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and found several similarities.
The absurdity. The accusations. The lack of communication. The lack of justice in the courtroom chapters.
I felt different though after reading this book: I was depressed.
This was like reading a nightmare journal.
The continuous style -- with its lack of paragraphs -- adds a bit of paranoia; a dark ongoing train-of-thought paranoia.
I couldn't wait to finish it, not because I was enjoying it, but because I just wanted to scratch it off my list and feel better.
If you've never read Kafka, I'd recommend you read The Metamorphosis (and other short stories) before reading The Trial. I enjoyed those and, in my opinion, Kafka is easier to read in small doses. I'm giving The Trial 3/5-4 stars as it did make an emotional impression.