The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella written by Franz Kafka which was first published in 1915.
One of Kafka's best-known works, The Metamorphosis tells the story of salesman Gregor Samsa who wakes up one morning
to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect (German ungeheures Ungeziefer, literally "monstrous vermin"),
subsequently struggling to adjust to this new condition. The novella has been widely discussed among literary critics
with differing interpretations being offered.