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KAFKA, Franz.

KAFKA, Franz.

Rare Books by Franz Kafka, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Metamorphosis, The Trial, and The Castle. 

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Though unknown during his lifetime, works such as Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”), Der Process (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle), have ensured his enduring, posthumous fame.

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  1. The Castle.

    The Castle.

    A Novel. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir
    First English edition, first impression. The Castle will never attain the fame of its sister The Trial, but in literary terms it is more than a match. This was the first publication in English of any of Kafka's books, preceding English editions of The Trial and Metamorphosis by some seven years. It is far scarcer than either. Learn More
    £4,750

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 36310

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  2. The Castle.

    The Castle.

    Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir.
    First US edition, first printing of the Muir translation. The Castle was originally published in Germany in 1926. This, the first English translation, was originally published in London in 1930. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 65389

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  3. The Castle.

    The Castle.

    A Novel. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.
    First English edition, first impression. The Castle will never attain the fame of its sister The Trial, but in literary terms it is more than a match. This was the first publication in English of any of Kafka's books, preceding English editions of The Trial and Metamorphosis by some seven years. It is far scarcer than either. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83177

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  4. The Castle.

    The Castle.

    First edition in English, first impression. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83324

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  5. America.

    America.

    Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir.
    First UK Edition. Learn More
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published:

    Stock Code: 40708

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  6. The Castle.

    The Castle.

    With an Introduction by Thomas Mann. Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir.
    Second US edition of Kafkas novel and the first to include the introduction by Mann. Originally published in German in 1926, The Castle was first published in English in 1930. Learn More
    £325

    Date of Publication: 1941

    Published: New York:

    Stock Code: 107081

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  7. Metamorphosis.
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    Metamorphosis.

    Written and translated by Willa and Edwin Muir with drawings & etchings by Jose Luis Cuevas. Introduced by Robert Coles.
    Limited edition, number 1,121 of 1,500 copies signed by the artist, printed on mold-made paper made by Cartiere Enrico Magnani and cased-in by hand at the bindery of Gray Parrot. Laid in is the Monthly Letter of the Limited Editions Club for September 1984. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1984

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 95464

    Signed: Yes

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