The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, with eBook

Version: Unabridged
Author: Franz Kafka , Guy Maupassant
Narrator: Tom Whitworth
Genres: Classics
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: July 2009
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

Throughout his amazing career, Franz Kafka created some of the most haunting, timeless, and enduring images of the nightmare world of everyday life. First published in 1915, 'The Metamorphosis' is one of Kafka's most famous works. The story begins when traveling salesman Gregor Samsa wakes from a series of disturbing dreams to discover that he has transformed overnight into a giant insect. Instead of arousing surprise or horror in his family, however, Gregor's condition is merely despised as an imposition, a burden.

In addition to Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis,' this collection includes eight pieces by one of the fathers of the modern short story, Guy de Maupassant: 'The Englishman,' 'The Piece of String,' 'The Necklace,' 'A Crisis,' 'The Will,' 'Love,' 'The Inn,' and 'Was It a Dream?'

Author Details

Author Details

Kafka, Franz

Franz Kafka was born in Prague in 1883, where he lived until his death in 1924. Widely esteemed as one of the twentieth century's most important writers, he is the author of the novels "The Trial" and "The Castle."

de Maupassant, Guy

de Maupassant was born of upper-middle-class parents in Normandy. He lived with his motehr at Etretat, a newly fashionable seaside resort. Having enrolled as a law student in 1869, he was called up after the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 and served as a quartermaster's clerk in Rouen. Following the war he left the army and eventually secured a post as a minor civil servant.

Maupassant, Guy

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was an extemely prolific French writer who is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story.