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The Castle by  Franz KAFKA - First Edition - 1969 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 45542)

The Castle

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The Castle

by KAFKA, Franz

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About This Item

New York: The Modern Library, 1969. Hardcover. Translation byWilla Muir, Edwin Muir, Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser. Homage by Thomas Mann. Small 8vo. Dark blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 481pp, (8pp ads). Green decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear only; small front pastedown ownership signature. This superbly tight and attractive first edition of ML #388, the "Definitive Edition" (so called on title page; copyright notes "February 1969").

Synopsis

The Castle (original title: "Das Schloß") is the story of K., the unwanted Land Surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle nor accepted in the village, and yet cannot go home. As he encounters dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, and reason and nonsense, K.'s struggles in the absurd, labyrinthine world where he finds himself seem to reveal an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence. Kafka began The Castle in 1922 and it was never finished, yet this, the last of his three great novels, draws fascinating conclusions that make it feel strangely complete.

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Bookseller
Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
45542
Title
The Castle
Author
KAFKA, Franz
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Modern Library
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1969
Bookseller catalogs
Books; World Literature;

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and PayPal. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned within seven days. We would appreciate a courtesy call if an item is being returned. Member ABAA, ILAB.

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About Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been serving book lovers, collectors and institutions since 1991. Our inventory of quality out-of-print books spans 40 subjects, while the extensive autograph holdings have a decidedly historical bent, reflecting personages from every field of human endeavor.

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