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n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Der Ursprung des Schauerromans
Karl Grosses Der Genius
The origin of the 'Schauerroman' : Karl Grosse's Der Genius
This article investigates the origins of the genre 'Schauerroman' in Germany with special reference to and highlighting the significance of Karl Grosse's novel Der Genius, demonstrating also its influence on the origins of the 'gothic novel'. Nowadays this novel is virtually unknown and is usually overlooked in histories of literature, although in its plot and structure the novel displays very significant elements of the genre.
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