Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)



First Advisor

Hugo Broeker

Second Advisor

William De Horn


The object of my thesis is to study Konig­liche Hoheit and through it come to a knowledge of the personality and character of the writer. In the first chapter I have discussed his life and his works and the second, third and fourth chapters are devoted to a study of the "Konig­liche Hoheit". My intention is first to give the content of the novel and then follow it up by a criticism of character - and in this the reader can obtain a clear notion of the attri­butes of Mann's writings as well as his understanding of human emotions. The last chapter has been devoted to a scientific analysis and criticism of the novel with the view of estab­lishing it a place in the literary world.


Submitted in partial fulfillment for the requirement of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.