The Trial – Franz Kafka


The Trial – Franz Kafka


Title: The Trial

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: The Franklin Library, 1977.

Condition: Full leather. A bit of gilt to top edge slightly sunned and rubbed off, some minor scratching to gilt on other edges. No other defects.

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The book features:

Full top-grade leather binding
Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, and back
Marbled endsheets
Satin bookmark, sewn-in
Hubbed spine with raised bands
Smyth-sewn binding for durability
Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow


The Trial is a novel written by Franz Kafka in 1914 and 1915 but not published until 1925. One of Kafka’s best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor the reader.

The original manuscript is held at the Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar, Germany. In 1999, the book was listed in Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century and as No. 2 of the Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century.