The Trial

Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, Kafka's nightmare has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers. This new edition is based upon the work of an international team of experts who have restored the text, the sequence of chapters, and their division to create a version that is as close as possible to the way the author left it. In his brilliant translation, Breon Mitchell masterfully reproduces the distinctive poetics of Kafka's prose, revealing a novel that is as full of energy and power as it was when it was first written.

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Author Franz Kafka
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The Trial

Through tight dialogue and absurd settings Franz Kafka creates a maze-like prose to mimic the bureaucracy of early twentieth-century Germany, trapping his protagonist in an unlawful conviction that alters the path of his life. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated from German by Douglas Scott and Chris Waller, and features an afterword by David Stuart Davies. On the morning of his thirtieth birthday, a young bank official named Joseph K is arrested although he has done nothing wrong and is never told what he’s been charged with. The Trial is the chronicle of his fight to prove his innocence, of his struggles and encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court where he must make regular visits. It is an account, ultimately, of state-induced self-destruction presenting in a nightmarish scenario the persecution of the outsider and the incomprehensible machinations of the state. Using the power of simple, straightforward language Kafka draws the reader into this bleak and frightening world so that we too experience the fears, uncertainties and tragedy of Joseph K.

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The Trial Of Galileo 1612 1633

Examines Galileo's trial as a legal event. Includes correspondence, legal documents, transcripts and excerpts from Galileo's work for critical analysis of primary sources. Includes an introduction detailing Galileo's life and work, the Council of Trent, the role of the papacy and the Roman Inquisition and gives a clear explanation of how a trial before the Inquisition would have been conducted. Each primary source begins with a headnote, questions to guide students through each source and suggested readings.

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The Trial At Length Of William Corder Convicted Of The Murder Of Maria Marten

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The Trial America The Castle Metamorphosis In The Penal Settlement The Great Wall Of China Investigations Of A Dog Letter To His Father The Diaries 1910 23

This volume contains the great works of fiction as well as the complete diaries and thus gives the reader considrable insight into the mind of this strange and powerful man.

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The Trial Of Cardigan Jones

Cardigan the moose goes to trial for stealing an apple pie he swears he only sniffed.

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The Trial

On the night of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in what he envisioned part of a scheme to plunge the federal government into chaos and gain a reprieve for the struggling Confederacy. The plan failed. By April 26, Booth was killed resisting capture and eight of the nine conspirators eventually charged in Lincoln's murder were in custody. Their trial would become one of the most famous and most controversial in U.S. history. New president Andrew Johnson's executive order on May 1 directed that persons charged with Lincoln's murder stand trial before a military tribunal. The trial lasted more than fifty days, and 366 witnesses gave testimony. Benn Pitman, a recognized expert in phonography, an early form of shorthand, was awarded the government contract to produce a transcription of each day's testimony. Pitman made these transcripts available to the prosecution and the defense, as well as to select members of the press. Although three versions of the trial testimony were published, Pitman's edited collection was the most accessible. He skillfully winnowed the 4,300 pages of transcription into one volume, collated the testimony by defendant, indexed the testimony by name and date, and added summaries of the testimony. In The Trial, assassination scholars guide readers through all 421 pages of testimony, illuminating Pitman's record. By drawing together the evidence that resulted in the conspirators' convictions, The Trial leaves no doubt as to the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, making this book a fascinating account of the trial as well as an essential resource.

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The Trial On Trial Volume 1

This book is questions whether the discovery of truth is the central aim of the rules and practices of criminal investigation and trial.

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The Trial

Few writers of fiction anticipate the preoccupations of twentieth-century culture with violence, derangement, and language with the lucidity that Franz Kafka achieved in his novel The Trial. The dull hammering of dread and loneliness in daily life - anonymous menace, bureaucratic complexity, isolation, punishment without crime - furnish a distressing snapshot of not just the author's time and place, but the whole of the twentieth century. The manifold components of World War I - elements which seem as poignant and divisive today as in 1914 - enter the fictive domain of The Trial as well. Nationalism, worldwide economic downturn, class strife, and massive ethnic upheaval all color the events of the novel. Yet, despite the remarkable detail of social and political history, The Trial represents Kafka's greatest unleashing of psychological, philosophical, and aesthetic insight. In The Trial: Kafka's Unholy Trinity, author Henry Sussman places the novel in its historical, aesthetic, and philosophical contexts, and examines Kafka's insight as a psychologist of the artistic process. Sussman argues persuasively that Kafka may have anticipated his century's infatuation with linguistic processes and distortions, pointing out a vast and profound body of original and disturbing literary works that bear the unique mark of Franz Kafka. He examines the interplay between those processes and the psychological structures of the novel, detailing Kafka as an uncanny theorist of art and language. So too does he examine the building blocks in Kafka's work: the forerunners of the trial scenario within his aphorisms and short fictions; the writers he cherished - Dostoevsky, Gogol, Balzac, and Dickens; and the sustained influence of filial, aesthetic, and messianic mentalities in his work.

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