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The Royal Physician's Visit (Hardcover, 1st ed): Per Olov Enquist
The Royal Physician's Visit (Hardcover, 1st ed): Per Olov Enquist

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The Royal Physician's Visit (Hardcover, 1st ed)

Per Olov Enquist

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Set in Denmark in the 1760s, The Royal Physician's Visit magnificently recasts the dramatic era of Danish history when Johann Friedrich Struensee, a German doctor from Altona, student of Enlightenment philosophers Diderot and Voltaire, and court physician to mad young King Christian, stepped through the aperture history had opened for him and became for two years the holder of absolute power in Denmark.

Dr. Struensee, tall, handsome, and charismatic, introduced hundreds of reforms, many of which would become hallmarks of the French Revolution 20 years later, including freedom of the press and improvement of the treatment of the peasantry. He also took young Queen Caroline Mathilde -- unsatisfied by her unstable, childlike husband -- as his mistress. He was a brilliant intellectual and brash reformer, yet Streunsee lacked the cunning and subtlety of a skilled politician and, most tragically, lacked the talent to choose the right enemies at court, a flaw which would lead to his torture and execution.

An international sensation sold in 15 countries, The Royal Physician's Visit is a view from the seat of absolute power, a gripping tale, vividly and entertainingly told. Enquist's talent is in full force as he brilliantly explores the connections that will always run between political theory and practice, power, sex, love, and the life of the mind.

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Imprint: Overlook Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2001
First published: October 2001
Authors: Per Olov Enquist
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 312
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-58567-196-0
Barcode: 9781585671960
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
LSN: 1-58567-196-7

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