Book is in Very Good condition. Boards are clean and unblemished except for moderate sunning to spine. Hand-cased at the Gray Parrot bindery in quarter gray-brown calf over textured paper-covered boards, the spine lettered in gilt within a blank embossed frame. Binding is tight and square.
Previous owner's small bookplate with typed name affixed to first blank page. Otherwise, pages are unblemished with no tears, chips, marks or creases. Slipcase : Gray striated paper-covered boards with author's name stamped in gold on spine. No cracks or tears to seams.
Publisher: Limited Editions Club, 8.25" x 10.75", 61 pages. Please see my photos of this actual book for sale (these are not stock photos).
`When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. ` With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, `The Metamorphosis. ` It is the story of a young man 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 alienated man.
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. The item "LEC METAMORPHOSIS BY FRANZ KAFKA, ILLUS BY JOSE LUIS CUEVAS SIGNED 1984" is in sale since Sunday, May 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature". The seller is "flycatcher1" and is located in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped worldwide.