Kafka's Bibliography

Novels

All three of Kafka's novels were never finished and were published as incomplete novels. Even though you can never reach the end of the story, it's the journey that matters, and they are still very much worth reading.

English Title Original German Title Downloads
The Trial Der Prozeß plain text | html | epub | kindle
The Castle Das Schloß
Amerika Amerika or Der Verschollene

Novellas

The Metamorphosis gets its own category. How nice.

English Title Original German Title Downloads
The Metamorphosis Die Verwandlung plain text | html | epub | kindle

Short Stories

Rather than listing all of the books within which these stories have been released, I have named each story individually. There are a number of books available which contain a group of short stories, including The Complete Stories, Contemplation, The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces, The Great Wall of China, and Parables and Paradoxes. I have broken the short stories into two categories loosely by length.

This list is far from complete. Kafka has a lot of short works, and I haven't read them all. I would prefer to not blindly add titles to the list without being sure they fit into this category.

Very short stories
English Title Original German Title
Children on a Country Road Kinder auf der Landstraße
Unmasking a Confidence Trickster Entlarvung eines Bauernfängers
The Sudden Walk Der plötzliche Spaziergaang
Resolutions Entschlüsse
Excursion into the Mountains Der Ausflug ins Gebirge
Bachelor's Ill Luck Das Unglück des Junggesellen
The Tradesman Der Kaufmann
Absent-minded Window-gazing Zerstreutes Hinausschaun
The Way Home Der Nachhauseweg
Passers-by Die Vorüberlaufenden
On the Tram Der Fahrgast
Clothes Kleider
Rejection Die Abweisung
Reflections for Gentlemen-Jockeys Zum Nachdenken für Herrenreiter
The Street Window Das Gassenfenster
The Wish to Be An Indian Wunsch, Indianer zu werden
The Trees Die Bäume
Unhappiness Unglücklichsein
Stories of about a page or more
English Title Original German Title
Shamefaced Lanky and Impure in Heart Der Unredliche in Seinem Herzen
Description of a Struggle Beschreibung eines Kampfes
Wedding Preparations in the Country Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande
The Judgment Das Urteil
The Stoker Der Heizer
In the Penal Colony In der Strafkolonie
The Village Schoolmaster Der Dorfschullehrer or Der Riesenmaulwurf
Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor Blumfeld, ein älterer Junggeselle
The Warden of the Tomb (short play) Der Gruftwächter
A Country Doctor Ein Landarzt
The Hunter Gracchus Der Jäger Gracchus
The Great Wall of China Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer
A Report to an Academy Ein Bericht für eine Akademie
The Refusal Die Abweisung
A Hunger Artist Ein Hungerkünstler
Investigations of a Dog Forschungen eines Hundes
A Little Woman Eine kleine Frau
The Burrow Der Bau
Josephine the Singer, or The Mouse Folk Josefine, die Sängerin oder Das Volk der Mäuse