The Trial is a novel written by Franz Kafka in 1914. It is one of the author�s best-known literary works that depicts the story of a person arrested and convicted by an inaccessible and remote authority; why he was arrested and convicted has not been made clear either to him or the reader.
The Trial is essentially a tale of loneliness, the story of the man who might or might not be guilty of the crime that he is charged with. Here lies the mystery of the whole novel as it is charged with ambiguity and irony. One is never sure, while reading this novel, what it is all about. Now, what does it all mean? It simply means that the strong impact that Kafka had left behind is still being felt in the world. Here we read a novel that was published as far as back in 1925, but it still causes an ongoing debate about Kafka�s real intention when he wrote this masterpiece, if indeed he had any intentions!
This is a terrifying novel, in which matters such as justice and truth cease to exist, the kind of truth as we know it. The conventional principles of law and justice turn topsy-turvy here, with the accused blind and justice a pre-determined, a foregone conclusion. Indeed, in the pages of this novel, the courts as well as the legal system take on unfathomable, surreal-like ambience. The accused is deliberately kept in a gloomy chasm of ignorance, as far as the real charges framed against him are concerned, as also in the very depths of a legal system wherein he is trapped.
Other best- selling books by the author are The Castle and The Metamorphosis. You can buy online. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN number of ISBN-10: 0141182903 ISBN-13: 978-0141182903.