The Visit Of The Royal Physician, Paperback Book

The Visit Of The Royal Physician Paperback

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An award-winning historical novel exposing the scandals of eighteenth-century Denmark, weaving a wide range of historical characters from Voltaire to Catherine the Great to George IIIIt 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. With adultery, insanity, enlightenment and the bluest blood, Enquist brilliantly recasts a dramatic era of Danish history into a tale of ruthless political ambition and personal betrayal. `One of those rare, magical books that creates its own world so modestly that it is only halfway through that you realise you have been entranced' Telegraph

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

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