The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature.

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature.

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka  This is an image of what the room may have looked like that Gregor lived in. Imagine being confined to this room as what may seem like the rest of your life. These walls are your new home.

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka This is an image of what the room may have looked like that Gregor lived in. Imagine being confined to this room as what may seem like the rest of your life. These walls are your new home.

“It was true that the words he uttered were evidently no longer intelligible, despite the fact that they had seemed clear enough to him, clearer than before, perhaps….”

“It was true that the words he uttered were evidently no longer intelligible, despite the fact that they had seemed clear enough to him, clearer than before, perhaps….”

Finch Brooch, created with the pages of To Kill A Mockingbird.  Let's hope the artist did not pull a page from a First Edition.

Finch Brooch, created with the pages of To Kill A Mockingbird. Let's hope the artist did not pull a page from a First Edition.

'The Metamorphosis' by Frank Kafka made our list of 13 Iconic Novels You Can Read in a Day. Head to The Culture Trip to find out the rest.

'The Metamorphosis' by Frank Kafka made our list of 13 Iconic Novels You Can Read in a Day. Head to The Culture Trip to find out the rest.

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915.

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936594005/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_j3nkrb13C156H

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936594005/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_j3nkrb13C156H

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka. One of the greatest pieces of literature I've ever read and this quote proves it's brilliance. Kafka has a tendency to put into words what my mind tries groping in the dark for.

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka. One of the greatest pieces of literature I've ever read and this quote proves it's brilliance. Kafka has a tendency to put into words what my mind tries groping in the dark for.

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