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The Royal Physician's Visit
by Per Olov Enquist


Overview - The international bestseller and scandalous love story that inspired  A Royal Affair,  with rights sold in 25 countries.   The Royal Physician's Visit magnificently recasts the dramatic era of Danish history when Johann Friedrich Struensee -- court physician to mad young King Christian -- stepped through an aperture in history and became the holder of absolute power in Denmark.  Read more...

 

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Overview
The international bestseller and scandalous love story that inspired A Royal Affair, with rights sold in 25 countries.  The Royal Physician's Visit magnificently recasts the dramatic era of Danish history when Johann Friedrich Struensee -- court physician to mad young King Christian -- stepped through an aperture in history and became the holder of absolute power in Denmark. His is a gripping tale of power, sex, love, and the life of the mind, and it is superbly rendered here by Sweden's most acclaimed writer.

A charismatic German doctor and brilliant intellectual, Struensee used his influence to introduce hundreds of reforms in Denmark in the 1760s and had a tender and erotic affair with Queen Caroline Mathilde, who was unsatisfied by her unstable, childlike husband. And yet, his ambitions ultimately led to tragedy. This novel, perfect for book clubs, is a compelling look into the intrigues of an Enlightenment court and the life of a singular man.


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  • ISBN: 9781468304572
  • Publisher: Overlook
  • Imprint: Overlook Books
  • Date: Oct 2001
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Penguin Group US
 
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