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The Visit of the Royal Physician

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Title:The Visit of the Royal Physician
Price:AUD$8.00 (about USD$5.40)
Category:Fiction
ISBN:0099447053
Book ID:LB00-225953
Quantity:1
Publisher:Vintage, Great Britain, 2003
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Vintage, 2003, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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. 309 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0099447053. ISBN/EAN: 9780099447054. Inventory No: 225953.
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