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The Warden of the Tomb (Der Gruftwächter) is a short story by Franz Kafka. Written in the winter of 1916-1917, it was published for the first time in Beschreibung eines Kampfes, Description of a Struggle. It is written in the dramatic form, much like a play. Franz Kafka approximately 1917 Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883 in Prague - June 3, 1924 in Vienna) was one of the major German language writers of the 20th century most of whose work was published posthumously. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Characters

Speaking roles: The Prince Leo, The Chamberlain, The Servant, The Warden, The Steward, The Princess


Non-speaking roles: The Duke Friedrich, The Countess Isabella, The granddaughter.


The Plot

The story could be said to start in media res, that is, in the middle of an action. Apparently there has been a conversation between the Prince and the Chamberlain, who does not agree to the Prince's proposal. We soon learn that the Prince wants to place a guard in the tomb of his ancestors, this in addition to the warden in the park above the tomb. The Warden is brought in, hesitant to speak in front of the Chamberlain. The Chamberlain exits and the old warden reveals to the Prince the nature of his work and his current struggles with one Duke Friedrich, who calls to his window at the hour of midnight. The Warden also speaks of a Countess Isabella, who wishes to go out of the park to offer the Prince her hand, and when the Prince ponders this a servant enters to announce that the Princess awaits him. This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ...


When the Prince exits, the Chamberlain and Steward enter the room. At this action, the warden tries to hide under a divan. The Steward speaks of the state of the Court, that the Prince has a dual nature and that the situation is desperate, apparently in attempts to convince the Chamberlain that he better now follow the Prince down the wrong track.

Works by Franz Kafka
Novels: The Metamorphosis ǀ The Trial ǀ The Castle ǀ America

Short Stories : Description of a Struggle ǀ Wedding Preparations in the Country ǀ The Judgment ǀ In the Penal Colony ǀ The Village Schoolmaster (The Giant Mole) ǀ Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor ǀ The Warden of the Tomb ǀ A Country Doctor ǀ The Hunter Gracchus ǀ The Great Wall of China ǀ A Report to an Academy ǀ The Refusal ǀ A Hunger Artist ǀ Investigations of a Dog ǀ A Little Woman ǀ The Burrow ǀ Josephine the Singer, or The Mouse Folk
Kafka redirects here. ... The Metamorphosis - First edition 1915 Illustration: Ottomar Starke The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. ... The Trial book cover This article is about the novel by Kafka. ... The article is about the German novel by Franz Kafka. ... Amerika book cover Amerika was a novel written by Franz Kafka, published in 1927, which describes the adventures of a sixteen-year-old European emigrant called Karl Rossman in the United States, as a punishment for being seduced by a maid, to meet his uncle who receives him at his... Wedding Preparations in the Country (Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande) is an uncompleted work by Franz Kafka which depicts with a great amount of detail the journey of a man travelling to the country to meet his future wife. ... The Judgment (Das Urteil) is a short story by Franz Kafka which depicts the conversation between a man and his father, where many conflicts arise. ... In the Penal Colony (original title In der Strafkolonie) is a short story by Franz Kafka set in some unnamed penal colony. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Report to an Academy (Ein Bericht für eine Akademie) is a short story written by Franz Kafka in 1917 and originally published that year by Martin Buber, in the German monthly Der Jude, along with another of Kafkas stories, Jackals and Arabs (Schakale und Araber). Kafka allowed... A Hunger Artist (Ein Hungerkünstler), also translated as A Fasting Artist, is a short story by Franz Kafka written in 1922 but not published until after his death in 1924. ... The Burrow is an unfinished short story by Franz Kafka in which a mole-like animal burrows through an elaborate system of tunnels it has built over its life. ... Josephine the Singer (aka The Mouse Folk) is a short story by Kafka set in a village of rodents, with a subtext concerning the rich and famous. ...


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The Warden of the Tomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
The Warden of the Tomb (Der Gruftwächter) is a short story by Franz Kafka.
The Warden is brought in, hesitant to speak in front of the Chamberlain.
The Warden also speaks of a Countess Isabella, who wishes to go out of the park to offer the Prince her hand, and when the Prince ponders this a servant enters to announce that the Princess awaits him.
The Discovery of Peter's Tomb in Jerusalem (5847 words)
For instance, the priests say that the tomb of Jesus is within the walls of the old Jerusalem, in a hole in the ground; whereas, the Bible says that the tomb where Jesus was laid was hewn out of rock and a stone was rolled in front and not on top of it.
But the tomb of St. Peter is altogether different for they would rather that it never existed and to buy or sell such a site would be out of the question.
He admitted tome that the remains of Peter are not in the tomb of St. Peter in the Vatican.
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