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The metamorphosis

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IL: UG - BL: 10.5 - AR Pts: 12
Lexile measure:
1340L
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"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis . It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the mosst widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man."
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ISBN:
9780553213690
9780393347098
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 10.5, 12 Points
Lexile measure:
1340L
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lastUpdate 2018-04-17 04:36:36AM

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author Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
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display_description A novel about a man who finds himself transformed into a huge insect, and the effects of this change upon his life. This is a fantastic horror story about a hapless man who is turned into an insect. When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction.
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publishDate 2004, 2014
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subject_facet Alienation (Social psychology) -- Fiction, Kafka, Franz, -- 1883-1924 -- Translations into English, Metamorphosis -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Short stories, Austrian -- Translations into English
title_display The metamorphosis
title_full The metamorphosis [classic] / Franz Kafka ; a new translation by Susan Bernofsky, The metamorphosis [classic] / Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold
title_short The metamorphosis
topic_facet Alienation (Social psychology), Kafka, Franz, Metamorphosis, Short stories, Austrian, Translations into English