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Title: Vor dem Gesetz Title Record # 1614573
Author: Franz Kafka
Date: 1915-09-07
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: German
Note: Initially written between the midth of October and the midth of November 1914. First published in the independent Jewish weekly magazine Selbstwehr, vol. 9, #34 on September 7, 1915.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1948Also appears in Kafka's novel The Trial. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.
English Before the Law
1955Translated by Alexandre Vialatte
French Devant la loi
1993Translated by Mike Mitchell.
English Outside the Law
2003Translated by José Rafael Hernández Arias.
Spanish Ante la Ley
2007Translated by Michael Hofmann
English Before the Law
2015Translated by Ian Johnston
English Before the Law

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen 1920-05-00 Franz Kafka Kurt Wolff   M 12.00 189
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen 1920-05-00 Franz Kafka Kurt Wolff   M 40.00 189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen 1920-05-00 Franz Kafka Kurt Wolff     189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen 1920-05-00 Franz Kafka Kurt Wolff     189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Vor dem Gesetz 1934-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Verlag (Bücherei des Schocken Verlages #19) 19 RM 1.25 80
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Erzählungen und kleine Prosa 1935-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Verlag (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Schriften #1)     280
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Erzählungen und Kleine Prosa 1946-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Schriften #1)     287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1948-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books     320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1949-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books     320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen 1952-00-00 Franz Kafka
Fischer Bücherei?Fischer Buecherei
(Fischer Bücherei #19)
19 DM 1.90 201
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Erzählungen 1952-00-00 Franz Kafka S. Fischer (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Werke)   DM 16.40 321
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1961-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Paperbacks #4)   $1.95 317
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Les chefs-d'œuvre de l'épouvante?Les chefs-d'oeuvre de l'épouvante
1965-00-00 ed. Jacques Bergier, Alex Grall, Jacques Sternberg Planète (Anthologie Planète)     472
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jean Gourmelin  
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1969-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Paperbacks #4)     317
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen 1970-00-00 Franz Kafka
Fischer Bücherei?Fischer Buecherei
(Fischer Bücherei #19)
19 DM 2.80 137
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Sämtliche Erzählungen 1970-01-00 Franz Kafka
Fischer Bücherei?Fischer Buecherei
(Fischer Bücherei #1078)
1078 DM 5.80 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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La métamorphose 1970-11-22 Franz Kafka Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche #322)     177
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Complete Stories 1971-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 0-8052-3419-5   486
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1971-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Paperbacks #4)   $2.45 317
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
Sämtliche Erzählungen 1973-00-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1078) 3-436-01062-6 DM 5.80 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen 1977-06-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #19) 3-436-00030-2 DM 2.80 137
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Franz Kafka  
Wedding Preparations in the Country and Other Stories 1978-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics)      
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Edvard Munch  
The Complete Stories 1983-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 0-8052-3863-8 $22.50 xxi+
486
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen 1983-05-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #19) 3-596-20019-3 DM 3.80 137
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Franz Kafka Checkmark
Wedding Preparations in the Country and Other Stories 1984-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 0-14-004441-8 £2.95 190
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Edvard Munch Checkmark
Wedding Preparations in the Country and Other Stories 1987-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 0-14-004441-8 £3.95 190
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Edvard Munch Checkmark
The Book of Fantasy 1988-00-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Viking 0-670-82393-7 $19.95 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Book of Fantasy 1988-11-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Xanadu 0-947761-44-6 £ 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Book of Fantasy 1989-06-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Viking / QPBC   $9.95 384
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Book of Fantasy 1990-08-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Black Swan 0-552-99401-4 £5.99 523
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Stephen Player  
The Book of Fantasy 1990-09-00 ed. Jorge Luis Borges, A. Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo Carroll & Graf 0-88184-656-2 $10.95 384
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Little Book of Horrors: Tiny Tales of Terror 1992-04-00 ed. Sebastian Wolfe Xanadu 0-947761-45-4 £6.99 124
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Dedalus/Ariadne Book of Austrian Fantasy: The Meyrink Years 1890-1930 1993-01-00 ed. Mike Mitchell Dedalus (European Literary Fantasy Anthologies) 0-946626-93-6 £8.99 416
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Gustav Klimt  
The Dedalus/Ariadne Book of Austrian Fantasy: The Meyrink Years 1890-1930 1993-01-00 ed. Mike Mitchell Ariadne Press (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought: Translation Series) 0-929497-63-5   416
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Gustav Klimt  
Collected Stories 1993-09-16 Franz Kafka Everyman's Library 1-85715-145-3   503
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Sämtliche Erzählungen 1994-01-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1078) 3-596-21078-X DM 14.90 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Franz Kafka Checkmark
Drucke zu Lebzeiten 1994-10-00 Franz Kafka S. Fischer 3-10-038155-6 DM 68.00 457
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen 1994-10-00 Franz Kafka Wagenbach 3-8031-3577-X DM 48.00 79+
[1]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Franz Kafka Checkmark
Ein Landarzt und andere Drucke zu Lebzeiten 1994-11-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden #1) 3-596-12441-7 DM 14.90 370+
[3]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Irina Ionesco Checkmark
The Complete Stories 1995-10-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Kafka Library) 0-8052-1055-5 $15.00 xxi+
486
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
Ein Landarzt: Kleine Erzählungen 1999-00-00 Franz Kafka Wagenbach 3-8031-1182-X DM 24.80 viii+
85+
[3]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Dedalus Book of Austrian Fantasy: 1890-2000 2003-04-00 ed. Mike Mitchell Dedalus 1-903517-13-3 £11.99 401
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Friedensreich Hundertwasser Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2005-00-00 Franz Kafka Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-0-7493-9946-7 £9.99 vii+
486
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Anna Crone Checkmark
Metamorphosis and Other Stories 2007-01-25 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118812-6 £8.99 xvi+
299
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jacob Sutton Checkmark
The Complete Stories 2012-10-24 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 978-0-307-82945-0 $12.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Cuentos completos (Textos originales) 2014-10-00 Franz Kafka Valdemar (El Club Diógenes #204) 978-84-7702-672-3 / CD-204   662
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Alfred Kubin Checkmark
Collected Stories 2015-01-28 Franz Kafka Everyman's Library 978-0-375-71269-2 $12.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories 2015-04-30 Franz Kafka Broadview Press 978-1-55481-224-0 C$13.95 170
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Collected Stories date unknown Franz Kafka Alfred A. Knopf 978-0-679-42303-4    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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