The Wild Child: The Unsolved Mystery of Kaspar Hauser

The Wild Child: The Unsolved Mystery of Kaspar Hauser

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by Jeffrey Masson
     
 

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Kept in a dungeon for his entire childhood, Kaspar Hauser appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1828 at age sixteen, barely able to walk or talk. When he was killed in 1833, his true identity and the motives for his unsolved murder became the subjects of intense speculation. This provocative essay sheds new light on this mystery and delves into fundamental questions

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Kept in a dungeon for his entire childhood, Kaspar Hauser appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1828 at age sixteen, barely able to walk or talk. When he was killed in 1833, his true identity and the motives for his unsolved murder became the subjects of intense speculation. This provocative essay sheds new light on this mystery and delves into fundamental questions about the long-term effects of child abuse.

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ISBN-13:
9781439143865
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,211,470
File size:
3 MB

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Wild Child: The Unsolved Mystery of Kaspar Hauser 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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To me Kaspar Hauser should not be in the wild children category as his was a disturbing case of severe neglect and cruel abandonment. The concept that he was any type of royalty is pure fantasy and guesswork only to try and explain his origins of which is still a mystery. He was murdered simply because his wretched abuser was afraid of exposure when Kaspar learned to write and began to remember the circumstances of his forced isolation! Highly recommended for any student of this baffling phenomenon!
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LUVME145 More than 1 year ago
This book will be a mystery you will have to share... i will get back to you guys later to give you the post and the full book :)