The Visit of the Royal Physician, Paperback

The Visit of the Royal Physician Paperback

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD It is the 1760s, the height of the Enlightenment.

The young King of Denmark, Christian VII, is a half-wit.

His queen, the English princess Caroline Mathilde, has fallen in love with his most trusted advisor, the court physician Struensee.

Guldberg, a cold-blooded religious fanatic, is determined to annihilate the Enlightenment ideas Struensee is introducing to Denmark - whoever prevails in their bitter ideological battle will control not only the king but the nation state.

Adultery, insanity, back-stabbing and blue blood...Enquist brilliantly recasts a dramatic era of Danish history, weaving a wide range of historical characters - Voltaire and Diderot, Catherine the Great and George III - into a tale of ruthless political ambition and personal betrayal.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099447054

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