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The Castle

Kafka, Franz

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ISBN 10: 0436230410 / ISBN 13: 9780436230417
Published by Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1973
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1973 Secker & Warburg Hardback Definitive Edition 5th impression. Near fine clean tight binding in near fine unclipped dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14088579793

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Title: The Castle

Publisher: Secker & Warburg Ltd

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Special Edition

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Arriving in a village to take up the position of land surveyor for the mysterious lord of a castle, the character known as K. finds himself in a bitter and baffling struggle to contact his new employer and go about his duties. As the villagers and the Castle officials block his efforts at every turn, K.’s consuming quest–quite possibly a self-imposed one–to penetrate the inaccessible heart of the Castle and take its measure is repeatedly frustrated. Kafka once suggested that the would-be surveyor in The Castle is driven by a wish “to get clear about ultimate things,” an unrealizable desire that provided the driving force behind all of Kafka’s dazzlingly uncanny fictions.

Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir

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Introduction by Irving Howe; Translation by Willa and Edwin Muir

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