The Trial: new translation by Isabel Tucker

The Trial: new translation by Isabel Tucker


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'In the end, out of nothing at all, an enormous fabric of guilt will be conjured up.'

One morning Josef K. is arrested for a crime he did not commit. In fact, he is never even told the nature of the offense. His life is thrown into turmoil as he becomes enmeshed in a struggle to prove his innocence. As the confounding case unfolds, K. is ultimately powerless - battling against a remote and uncaring bureaucracy.

This striking hardback edition features a new translation by Isabel Tucker. Due to its posthumous publication, The Trial 's original text is largely unedited and Tucker emends certain details while retaining the enigmatic and surreal style which marks Kafka's brilliance.

Filled with psychological tension and disconcerting parallels with the modern world, The Trial is a dystopian masterpiece by one of the greatest writers in the German-language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789509762
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 87,835
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, born into a middle-class Jewish family in Prague. His name has become a byword for alienation and guilt and his harrowing yet humorous work, features individuals in an impersonal and bureaucratic world over which they have increasingly little power.

Isabel Tucker studied French and German at Oxford University and Kings College London. After several years teaching Modern Languages, she moved into publishing and now works as a freelance editor and translator.

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1883

Date of Death:

June 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Prague, Austria-Hungary

Place of Death:

Vienna, Austria


German elementary and secondary schools. Graduated from German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Arrest - Conversation with Mrs Grubach - then Miss Bürstner
Chapter 2: First Investigation
Chapter 3: In the Empty Courtroom - The Student - The Court Offices
Chapter 4: Miss Bürstner's Friend
Chapter 5: The Flogger
Chapter 6: The Uncle - Leni
Chapter 7: Lawyer - Industrialist - Painter
Chapter 8: Block the Businessman - Dismissing the Lawyer
Chapter 9: In the Cathedral
Chapter 10: End

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