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The Castle (Modern Classics)

by Franz Kafka

Condition: Fair


London: Penguin Books Ltd, 1970. Reprint. Paperback. Fair. 1970 paperback edition in fair condition with creasing to spine and minor wear to cover,foxing on inside of covers. Edges tanned and foxed, pages clean and clear. Neat inscription on inside of front cover,noother writing throughout. An acceptable reading copy.

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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