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The First Edition Covers of 25 Classic Books

We try not to judge books by their covers — both proverbially and literally — but sometimes we just can't help it. After all, the cover is your first impression of a book, and can inform the way yo...
  • Jiayi Wang

    The Trial (Kafka's original German title: Der Process, later as Der Prozess and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka in 1914 and 1915 but not published until 1925. One of Kafka's best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed to neither him nor the reader.

  • Erin Almost

    The Trial by Kafka. Ok, here's the truth - I didn't particularly like this book for, oh, the first half. I found it whiny, and that made me feel guilty, and like I was missing something. But the second half, oh the second half. Totally worth it.

  • Roy Escobar

    The First Edition Covers of 25 Classic Books: The Trial (Der Process), by Franz Kafka. Die Schmiede, Berlin, // Material via Twitter @BelenBermejo1925 One of my favorite works.

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