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The Visit of the Royal Physician

(2001)
(The Royal Physician's Visit)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Everyone has heard stories of King George, but few know about his brother-in-law, Christian VII, the King of Denmark at the end of the eighteenth century. When Christian VII, young, mad and highly impressionable, assumes the Danish throne, many seek to control the new king, capitalising on his mental frailty to advance their own interests. Two men stand out: Struensee, the reform-oriented court physician and Guldberg, the cold-blooded religious fanatic. As the clash between these two men and all they represent - science and religion; ideology and diplomacy; the temptations of the flesh and the certainties of dogma - escalates, the fate of an entire nation hangs in the balance. 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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September 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Visit Of The Royal Physician
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 1-86046-949-3 / 978-1-86046-949-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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October 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Royal Physician's Visit
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 1-58567-196-7 / 978-1-58567-196-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Royal Physician's Visit
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 1-4683-0339-2 / 978-1-4683-0339-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visit Of The Royal Physician
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist, Tiina Nunnally
ISBN: 0-09-944705-3 / 978-0-09-944705-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visit of the Royal Physician
Author(s): Per Olov; Nunnally, Tiina Enquist
ISBN: 0-09-945565-X / 978-0-09-945565-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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November 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Royal Physician's Visit: A Novel
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
ISBN: 0-7434-5803-6 / 978-0-7434-5803-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Visit of the Royal Physician
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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October 2001 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Royal Physician's Visit
Author(s): Per Olov Enquist
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon CA