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The Castle

Franz Kafka

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

On his deathbed, Franz Kafka asked that all his unpublished manuscripts be burned. Fortunately, his request was ignored, allowing such works as The Trial to earn recognition among the literary masterpieces of the 20th century. This brilliant new translation of The Castle captures comedic elements and visual imagery that earlier interpretations missed. A traveler known only as K. is promised a job as Land-Surveyor by officials of the Castle. But when K. arrives in town to claim his position, he learns that owing to a clerical error, his services aren’t needed after all. Seeking an explanation, K. endures increasingly frustrating setbacks as he strives in vain to simply make contact with someone—anyone—from the Castle. Saturated with absurdist humor, this haunting novel has fascinated and puzzled readers throughout the world. Some critics praise it as the century’s great religious parable, while others interpret it as indisputably antireligious. Critically acclaimed narrator George Guidall sheds light on this dreamlike tale, illuminating the limitless nuances of Kafka’s writing.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

11h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:59


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

39:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

39:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:13