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Kafka, Franz.
Publisher: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, London;
Date of Publication: 1938
Stock Code: 6643
FIRST EDITION in English. Octavo, pp., xii, 300, [4] catalogue. Publishers’ maroon cloth with black titles to spine in unclipped dust-jacket. Spine tips lightly rubbed; lower corner of upper board bumped. Bookplate to front paste-down; minor scattered light foxing, mainly to margins. Jacket toned, particularly to spine, and lightly foxed, with repaired 3-inch tear to rear, minor nicks and creases to edge and minor loss to spine. A Very Good copy in Good jacket.
Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir, and the last of the Author’s longer works to be translated into English. Kafka’s novel was originally entitled Der Verschollene but when it was posthumously published the title was changed to Amerika and this is the title by which it has been known ever since. The story features a teenage German boy Karl Rossman, sent to America by his parents for a “forgivable offence”, with themes of alienation and oppression as well as comedy. Scarce, particularly in the fragile dust-jacket.
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