The Metamorphosis is one of Franz Kafka's most well-known
works. It is the story of a young man, Gregor Samsa, who transformed
overnight into a giant beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace
to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially
A harrowing—though absurdly comic — meditation
on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The
Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and
influential works of twentieth-century fiction.