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Title: In the Penal Colony Title Record # 96715
Author: Franz Kafka
Date: 1948-00-00
Variant Title of: In der Strafkolonie (by Franz Kafka ) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Originally translated by Willa and Edwin Muir, in "The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces", Schocken Books, 1948. An earlier translation by Eugene Jolas, 1941, seems rarely used. Unless stated otherwise, we assume all English translations of this story are by the Muirs.
Synopsis: Science fiction device. Describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin 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.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
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.
coll  
Selected Stories of Franz Kafka 1952-00-00 Franz Kafka Modern Library 283 $1.45 xxii+
328
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka 1952-00-00 Franz Kafka Modern Library     xxii+
328
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1952-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books A944 $0.35 306
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.
anth Checkmark
Great German Short Stories 1960-05-00 ed. Stephen Spender Dell (Laurel Great Literature Series)   $0.50 284
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.
anth Checkmark
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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Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1961-12-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H2343 $0.60 xiii+
258
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.
anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1962-01-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books      
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.
anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1967-03-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books H3358 $0.60 xiii+
258
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.
anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-01-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258
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.
anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258
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.
anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-11-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258
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.
anth  
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.
coll  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1970-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books S5372 $0.75 258
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.
anth Checkmark
The Cracked Looking Glass: Stories of Other Realities 1971-00-00 ed. L. M. Schulman Macmillan   $4.95 x+
254
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Complete Stories 1971-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 0-8052-3419-5   486
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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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.
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Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1972-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder NP8162 $0.95 258
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.
anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1974-00-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books N8162 $0.95 258
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.
anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1976-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10249-4 0.60 258
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.
anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1977-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10249-4 $1.50 258
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.
anth Checkmark
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.
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The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1984-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X 4.95 607
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 Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1985-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Viking UK 0-670-81034-7 10.95 607
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The World of the Short Story: A Twentieth Century Collection 1986-00-00 ed. Clifton Fadiman Houghton Mifflin 0-395-36805-7   xiii+
847
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1987-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006799-X 5.95 607
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 Houghton Mifflin Anthology of Short Fiction 1989-03-00 ed. Patricia Hampl Houghton Mifflin 0-395-49695-0 $32.95 xiviii+
1287
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 Penguin Book of Horror Stories 1991-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Bloomsbury 1-870630-94-7 4.99 607
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka 1993-00-00 Franz Kafka Modern Library 0-679-60061-2   xxv+
346
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Strange Dreams 1993-07-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson Bantam Spectra 0-553-37103-7 $14.95 xi+
531
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 Gervase Gallardo Checkmark
Strange Dreams 1993-08-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-223956-6 8.99 xi+
531
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 Geoff Taylor  
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  
Strange Dreams 1994-03-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson HarperCollins (UK) 0-00-648005-5 5.99 704
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.
anth Checkmark
Strange Dreams 1994-08-00 ed. Stephen R. Donaldson Bantam Spectra / SFBC 03708 $11.98 xi+
531
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gervase Gallardo 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.
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Literacy, Technology, and Society: Confronting the Issues 1996-12-28 ed. Cynthia L. Selfe, Gail E. Hawisher Prentice-Hall 0-13-227588-0 $102.60 x+
604
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 Ximena Piedra Tamrakopoulos Checkmark
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories 2000-01-02 Franz Kafka Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 0-486-29030-1   96
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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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
The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics 2012-00-00 ed. Michael Kelahan Fall River Press 978-1-4351-2507-0   xi+
417
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jason Chow 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.
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McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Winter 2013 2013-00-00 ed. Editors of McSweeney's McSweeney's Books 978-1-938073-63-2   200
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.
mag  
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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Murder Mayhem Short Stories 2016-07-15 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing 978-1-78361-987-0 20.00 479
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gabor Ruszkai , Slava Gerj Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder SP5372 $0.75 258
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.
anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder NP8162 $0.95 258
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.
anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder SP5372 $0.75 258
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.
anth Checkmark
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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