Kafka's gripping work of psychological horror
A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis - an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life - including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door - becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K. tries to gain control, he succeeds only in accelerating his own excruciating downward spiral.
Praise for The Trial
It is the fate and perhaps the greatness of that work that it offers everything and confirms nothingAlbert Camus
The Dante of the Twentieth CenturyW. H. Auden
No other voice has borne truer witness to the dark of our timesGeorge Steiner