In the Penal Colony

Product Number: WEB35452
Released: 21 Mar, 2014
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
ISBN: #9781304835802
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The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's The Torture Garden as an influence. As in some of Kafka's other writings, the narrator in this story seems detached from, or perhaps numbed by, events that one would normally expect to be registered with horror. In the Penal Colony describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin in a script before letting him die, all in the course of twelve hours. As the plot unfolds, the reader learns more and more about the machine, including its origin, and original justification.

Author(s): Franz Kafka
Original Publish Date: 21 Mar, 2014

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Author(s): Franz Kafka
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Genre: Classics
Product Number WEB77668
Released: 15 Feb, 2011
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: #9780141968711

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