Kaspar Hauser was a young man who appeared on the streets of Nuremberg in Germany in the early nineteenth century. His innocence and mysterious background captured the hearts of many at the time. The year 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Kaspar Hauser's birth. This timely book draws together Karl König's thoughts on the enigma of Kaspar Hauser, as well as exploring König's deep connection to the young man.
The book includes König's essay “The Story of Kaspar Hauser,” as well as an essay by Peter Selg, “König, Wegman and Kaspar Hauser,” and by Richard Stee, on how König spoke of Kaspar Hauser in his diaries, notes, and letters.