The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of short fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world; Elias Canetti described it as "one of the few great and perfect works of the poetic imagination written during this century". The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into an insect (see Lost in translation, below).

The 88th greatest fiction book of all time


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  1. - 2nd on Greatest Prose Works of the 20th Century (Vladimir Nabokov)
  2. - 3rd on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
  3. - 5th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
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  5. - 46th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
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Metamorphosis and Other Stories: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 147195 $4.99 $1.51 2008
The Metamorphosis: And Other Stories (The Schocken Kafka Library) Paperback 90912 $7.21 $0.99 1995
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 23877 $1.52 $0.10 1996
Metamorphosis (Wisehouse Classics Edition) Hardcover 1312042 $12.44 2017
The Metamorphosis Paperback 3819 $2.45 $1.99 2009
The Metamorphosis Audible Audiobook 17279 $0.82 2018
The Metamorphosis / Die Verwandlung (Bilingual Edition: English - German / Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Englisch - Deutsch) Paperback 363079 $4.95 2017
The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky Audible Audiobook 19908 $5.95 2014
The Metamorphosis, In The Penal Colony, and Other Stories Paperback 336567 $7.49 $1.36 2000
The Metamorphosis Paperback 157388 $5.94 $3.00 2006
The Metamorphosis: And Other Stories (Unabridged Classics in Audio) Audio CD 9140553 $3.79
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories Paperback 1841405 $4.76 $1.99 1996
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 470315 2014
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories Paperback 76037 $6.99 $16.02 2018
Die Verwandlung - Metamorphosis: (German-English parallel text) (German Edition) Paperback 550961 $7.53 $9.11 2014
The Transformation (Metamorphosis) and Other Stories: Works Published During Kafka's Lifetime (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) Paperback 430107 $5.11 $0.01 1995
The Metamorphosis (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 199302 $12.81 $2.00 2015
The Metamorphosis Audible Audio Edition 1 $9.95 2011
The Metamorphosis Paperback 7384714 $8.96 $24.52 2006
Metamorphosis (Banned Books) Hardcover 5472424 $7.90 $4.00
The Metamorphosis Paperback 6150000 $0.01
Metamorphosis Mp3 Audio CD 10409926 $9.99
The Metamorphosis (Original Edition) Kindle Edition 79780 $0.99 2014
The Metamorphosis (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition 71925 2015
The Metamorphosis Paperback 257477 $3.49 2013
Metamorphosis Hardcover 3078758 $40.00 $14.06
Metamorphosis (with linked TOC) Kindle Edition 414259 2009
Metamorphosis Paperback 313177 $3.79 $3.71 2013
Metamorphosis Paperback 3805898 $104.48 $0.01
The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics (Pb)) Hardcover 870042 $16.74 $8.41 1972
The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classic) Mass Market Paperback 1077638 $4.43 $0.01 1972
The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky Kindle Edition 26817 $7.07 2014
The Metamorphosis Kindle Edition 22037 $0.99 2008
The Metamorphosis Kindle Edition 46602 $0.99 2010
The Metamorphosis Hardcover 1464500 $22.49 $49.39 2011
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition 190793 $10.89 2008
Metamorphosis and Other Stories Paperback 3231020 $5.51 $2.09 2007
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The Metamorphosis Hardcover 871364 $48.82 $9.20 2003
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The Metamorphosis: And Other Stories (Schocken Kafka Library) Kindle Edition 280080 $5.99 2009
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The Metamorphosis Paperback 457288 $20.79 $20.80 2011
Metamorphosis (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 34177 2014
The Metamorphosis Paperback 593768 $3.86 $4.93 2012
The Metemorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories Hardcover 930947 $4.92 $0.01
Metamorphosis Hardcover 1355899 $9.95 $11.63 2014
The Metamorphosis Paperback 38073 $0.01 $16.46 2014
The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics) Paperback 9402 $0.99 $0.01 1972
The Metamorphosis Kindle Edition 5524 $0.99 2013
The Metamorphosis Paperback 1024527 $5.15 $1.10 2008
Metamorphosis and Other Stories: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 370601 $10.99 2008
The Metamorphosis Paperback 714246 $4.88 $4.16 2013
The Metamorphosis Paperback 455984 $5.25 $2.89 2015
Metamorphosis Audio CD 454355 $8.58 $24.76
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 196799 $6.97 $3.42 2009
The Metamorphosis: A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky Paperback 79671 $6.18 $4.00 2014
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 192098 $5.84 2009
Metamorphosis Kindle Edition 100833 $0.99 2014
Metamorphosis (Hesperus Classics) Paperback 2762634 $2.52 $0.01 2006
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The Metamorphosis: And Other Stories (Unabridged Classics in Audio) Audio CD 3167420 $37.30 $29.99 2005
The Metamorphosis (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 533410 $6.76 $1.78 2013
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The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 44658 $1.99 2012
Metamorphosis Paperback 463611 $9.09 2016
Metamorphosis Mass Market Paperback 6599431 $10.00 $0.01
Metamorphosis: With 10 Illustrations and a Free Online Audio File. Kindle Edition 57531 $0.99 2014
The Metamorphosis Audible Audio Edition 31223 $6.08 2016
Metamorphosis (Webster's Spanish Thesaurus Edition) Paperback 5436536 $17.95 $14.94 2006
The Metamorphosis Paperback 153609 $5.49 2015
Metamorphosis Audible Audio Edition 16696 $8.74 2016
METAMORPHOSIS (Wisehouse Classics Edition) Paperback 1294070 $2.86 2015
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Broadview Anthology of British Literature Editions) Paperback 7196219 $13.95 2015
Metamorphosis Hardcover 622570 $23.95 $12.53 2012
Metamorphosis (English Edition) Paperback 16710078 $7.50 2016
The Metamorphosis, in the Penal Colony and Other Stori: The Great Short Works of Franz Kafka Kindle Edition 363026 $9.39 2010
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Paperback 491160 $2.32 $0.01 2003
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Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka Paperback 642712 $4.49 2015
The Metamorphosis Kindle Edition 161768 2015
Metamorphosis Paperback 1116102 $6.99 $7.35 2012
Die Verwandlung - Metamorphosis (Zweisprachige Gold Edition (Deutsch / Englisch)) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 487591 2013
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Metamorphosis Paperback 360059 $5.25 2016
The Metamorphosis Paperback 646032 $6.11 $4.32 2017
Metamorphosis (Hesperus Modern Voices) Paperback 5695741 $4.88 $0.19 2005
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The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Hardcover 1378111 $2.99 $0.01 2004
Metamorphosis Paperback 5484626 $2.06 $2.04 2014
The Metamorphosis (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 519436 $31.25 $2.00 1996
The Sons (Schocken Kafka Library) Paperback 246041 $6.00 $3.49 1989
The Sons (Schocken Kafka Library) Kindle Edition 571435 2009
The Metamorphosis (Norton Critical Editions) Kindle Edition 187688 2015
Increase Vocabulary by Reading Franz Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS Paperback 1591665 $5.69 $51.76 2012
Metamorphosis Audible Audio Edition 23306 $12.22 2016
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The Metamorphosis (Modern Library Classics) Kindle Edition 654801 2013
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 5757383 $0.01 1990
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The Metamorphosis (Dover Thrift Study Edition) Paperback 442697 $2.11 $0.81 2009
The Metamorphosis Thrift Study Edition (Dover Thrift Study Edition) Kindle Edition 1142247 2013
La Metamorfosis / The Metamorphosis (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1120105 $7.85 $8.27 2008
The Metamorphosis: German and English parallel text (Translate House Classics) Paperback 1110505 $8.95 2014