This volume collects all the texts from Franz Kafkaâ€s literary remains that originated in the period up until Autumn 1917, with the exception of the two novels The Man Who Disappeared (Kafkaâ€s original title for Amerika) and The Trial, plus the material that passed into the published Diaries. These texts â€" short story drafts, aphorisms, dreams, dialogues, and other shards of recorded imagination â€" are presented here in strict adherence to Kafkaâ€s handwritten drafts â€" not only in the original form of the text, but also in their raw, handwritten arrangements. Each piece is preserved in its original context, including the various different first attempts that indicate the way towards a work in progress. Whatever stands together in Kafkaâ€s handwritten drafts, remains together in this edition. These ABANDONED FRAGMENTS are presented together in English for the very first time, providing a unique resource which will prove indispensable to Kafka scholars, and essential for the general reader of classic literature.