The Trial

The Trial

The Trial is an exemplary dystopian novel written by Kafka in 1914, published posthumously in 1925. A man is arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, without being told the nature of his crime. Kafka was inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky's similar themed novels about injustice, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov.

Table of Contents

Arrest - Conversation with Mrs. Grubach - Then Miss Brstner

First Cross-examination

In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The Offices

Miss Brstner's Friend

The whip-man

K.'s uncle - Leni

Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter

Block, the businessman - Dismissing the lawyer

In the Cathedral


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