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The Trial

By Kafka, Franz

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Title: The Trial  
Author: Kafka, Franz
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: Chapter One. Arrest?Conversation with Mrs. Grubach?Then Miss Borstner Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested. Every day at eight in the morning he was brought his breakfast by Mrs. Grubach?s cook?Mrs. Grubach was his landlady?but today she didn?t come. That had never happened before. K. waited a little while, looked from his pillow at the old woman who lived opposite and who was watching him with an inquisitiveness quite unusual for her, and finally, both hungry and disconcerted, rang the bell. There was immediately a knock at the door and a man entered. He had never seen the man in this house before. He was slim but firmly built, his clothes were black and close?fitting, with many folds and pockets, buckles and buttons and a belt, all of which gave the impression of being very practical but without making it very clear what they were actually for. ?Who are you?? asked K., sitting half upright in his bed. The man, however, ignored the question as if his arrival simply had to be accepted, and merely replied, ?You rang??

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Trial, by Franz Kafka, 1 -- Translated by David Wyllie, 1 -- Chapter One. Arrest?Conversation with Mrs. Grubach?Then Miss Borstner, 1 -- Chapter Two. First Cross?examination, 16 -- Chapter Three. In the empty Courtroom ?The Student?The Offices, 24 -- Chapter Four. Miss Borstner's Friend, 37 -- Chapter Five. The whip?man, 40 -- Chapter Six. K.'s uncle?Leni, 44 -- Chapter Seven. Lawyer?Manufacturer ?Painter, 55 -- Chapter Eight. Block, the businessman ?Dismissing the lawyer, 79 -- Chapter Nine. In the Cathedral, 96 -- Chapter Ten. End, 107


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