The Metamorphosis (version 3)

Franz KAFKA (1883 - 1924), translated by Ian JOHNSTON (1938 - alive)

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka never did give an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Fantastic Fiction, Literary Fiction, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 Bob Neufeld
00:45:00
Play 02 Chapter 2 Bob Neufeld
00:47:31
Play 03 Chapter 3 Bob Neufeld
00:44:53