Caspar Hauser

Inertia of the Heart

By Jakob Wassermann

Foreword by Terry Boardman

Translator: Caroline Newton

Format: Paperback

A classic book which tells the story of Kaspar Hauser's remarkable, short life and his effect on those who met him.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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In 1828, a ragged young man of about sixteen wandered into the city of Nuremberg in Germany. He could barely speak, and appeared to have been released from a strange captivity.

Many people at the time were drawn to him and felt great compassion, not just for his fate, but because of the impression his presence made on them. Kaspar Hauser had a remarkable purity and innocence, and people were touched by his sensitivity and perception. In 1833, he was stabbed and died in mysterious circumstances.

This classic book is a fascinating and engaging novelisation of Kaspar Hauser's remarkable, short life. Jakob Wassermann interviewed many people connected with Hauser to glean as much as detail as possible, to best try to understand the strange young man.

2012 is the 200th anniversary of Kaspar Hauser's birth.

Please note that throughout the book Kaspar Hauser is spelled 'Caspar Hauser', as it was originally published in 1928.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 14 Jun 2012
ISBN 9780863158803

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