Books similar to The Trial (Franz Kafka)


Original German: Der Prozess. 1925

Josef K., a successful professional man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained.
The mysterious court which conducts his trial is outwardly co-operative, but capable of horrific violence. Faced with this ambiguous authority, Josef K. gradually succumbs to itspsychological pressure.
He consults various advisers without escaping his fate. Was there some way out that he failed to see?


Books similar to The Trial (Franz Kafka)

Themes: Dystopia - Philosophical Novel - Alienation - Existentialism - Absurdism - Bureaucracy - Surrealism

  1. The Stranger - Albert Camus. 1942
  2. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street - Herman Melville. 1853
  3. The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka. 1915
  4. Labyrinths - Jorge Luis Borges. 1962
  5. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky. 1866
  6. The Library of Babel - Jorge Luis Borges.1941
  7. Invitation to a Beheading - Vladimir Nabokov. 1935
  8. The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy. 1886


Books like The Trial