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The Castle

The Castle

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The Castle

by Kafka, Franz

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First American Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's light grey cloth stamped in black. Very Good with light toning to spine and top edges, light foxing. Pages toned and lightly musty. In a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear, toned at the spine and top edge. A lovely copy.

Synopsis

The Castle (original title: "Das Schloß") is the story of K., the unwanted Land Surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle nor accepted in the village, and yet cannot go home. As he encounters dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, and reason and nonsense, K.'s struggles in the absurd, labyrinthine world where he finds himself seem to reveal an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence. Kafka began The Castle in 1922 and it was never finished, yet this, the last of his three great novels, draws fascinating conclusions that make it feel strangely complete.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140938490
Title
The Castle
Author
Kafka, Franz
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1930
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Jacket
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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Cloth
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