Book Title: In the Penal Settlement, Tales and Short Prose WorksAuthor: Franz KafkaPublisher: Secker and WarburgDate: 1949Binding: HardcoverBook Condition: Near FineDust Jacket Condition: Very GoodEdition: 1st Edition, 1st UK Printing298 pages
Franz Kafka was a German writer of novels and short stories who is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work often fuses realism with the fantastic, creating bizarre or surrealistic predicaments. The Trial, one of his best known works, tells the story of a man arrested without any knowledge about the nature of his so-called crime.
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The dust jacket, in Mylar (removed for the photo), has shallow edge wear to the top and bottom, light foxing at the spine, and slight sunning. There are no deep tears or prominent stains. The lettering is unfaded. The price is not clipped. The book is near fine, its only flaws being very light foxing to the outside and bottom edges. The yellow-dyed top edge are clean and unfaded. There are no stamps or other attachments. There is no writing. The binding is tight, with no loose or missing pages. There are no tears or creases.