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KAFKA, Franz.

The Castle.

A Novel. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir

Published: London: Martin Secker, 1930

Stock code: 36310

Price: £4,750

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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.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge stained yellow. With the dust jacket. Some typical spotting to fore edge, very minor partial browning to the endpapers, spine just a little faded, but an excellent copy in the nicked and slightly rubbed dust jacket with the inevitable tanning at the spine and a trace of loss at the head and foot of the spine panel.

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