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The Royal Physician's Visit

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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.

Translated by Tina Nunnally

Synopsis:

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.

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ISBN:
9781585671960
Translator:
Nunnally, Tiina
Author:
Nunnally, Tiina
Author:
Enquist, Per Olov
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
European - Scandinavian
Subject:
Swedish fiction
Subject:
Struensee, Johann Friedrich
Subject:
Caroline Mathilde
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series Volume:
#22
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9.31x6.31x1.13 in. 1.36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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