The Trial

The Trial

Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka’s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers.

Title:The Trial
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    The Trial Reviews

  • Stephen

    Kafka is tough. Kafka doesn’t play and he doesn’t take prisoners. His "in your grill" message of the cruel, incomprehensibility of life and the powerlessness of the individual is unequivocal, hars...

  • s.penkevich

    It is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessaryNothing speaks a more profound truth than a pristine metaphor…Funny, us, worming through the world ascribing mea...

  • Aubrey

    Has this ever happened to you? You're chugging your way through a book at a decent pace, it's down to the last legs, you've decided on the good ol' four star rating, it's true that it had some really ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    701. Der Prozess = The Trial, Franz KafkaThe Trial is a novel written by Franz Kafka between 1914 and 1915 and published posthumously in 1925. One of his best-known works, it tells the story of a man ...

  • Vit Babenco

    Guilt and innocence: Who can be considered innocent and who can be considered guilty?After all, K. lived in a state governed by law, there was universal peace, all statutes were in force; who dared as...

  • Sean Barrs

    This book haunts me. I can’t stop thinking about it because I have questions, questions and more questions; I have so many unanswered questions that I will never know the answer to, and it’s slowl...

  • Greta

    Arrested and executed without knowing why"The Trial" is my favorite Kafka novel, written in 1915. It tells the story of Josef K., a man arrested and prosecuted, with the nature of his crime revealed n...

  • Lynn Beyrouthy

    WHAT IS THIS SHIT.I have read many reviews and saw that I belong to the minority who just didn’t like or get this book.Like the author, I am going to leave The Trial unfinished and surrender to the ...

  • Kevin Ansbro

    "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open." —Franz KafkaSomeone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arre...

  • Manny

    The tortured bureaucratic world described in The Trial always strikes me as startlingly modern. I wonderedHow The Trial might have started if Kafka had been an academic writing in 2010K's latest confe...