A picture for the book 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.

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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