The haunting tale of Doctor Glas takes place in Stockholm during the closing years of the 1800s. The doctor, a troubled and compassionate man, relates the strange story of the Reverend Gregorius and his pretty wife. Gregorius, an elderly and offensive pastor, has endangered her physical and mental health. She consults Doctor Glas, who for the first time violates the ethics of his profession and uses a highly unorthodox method of helping her. But when the wife takes a lover, and Doctor Glas becomes emotionally attached to her, an intolerable situation develops. The uxorious pastor dies, poisoned. The aftermath of his death and the doctor's unforeseen reactions to it bring the story to a chilling, horrifying close. Originally published in 1905, Doctor Glas is a novel of extraordinary immediacy and frankness. Its concerns - sexual incompatibility, abortion, euthanasia - together with its psychological insights, make it a remarkably modern work.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Doctor Glas is one of those marvellous books that appears as fresh and vivid now as on the day it was published..." - Margaret Atwood


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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Doctor Glas
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg
ISBN: 1-84343-009-6 / 978-1-84343-009-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doctor Glas (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg
ISBN: 1-78487-548-1 / 978-1-78487-548-0 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doctor Glas
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg, David Barrett
ISBN: 1-5168-3560-3 / 978-1-5168-3560-7 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doctor Glas
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg, Tom Rachman
ISBN: 1-940436-21-4 / 978-1-940436-21-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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August 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Doctor Glas: A Novel
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg
ISBN: 0-385-72267-2 / 978-0-385-72267-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Doctor Glas
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg
ISBN: 0-426-03789-8 / 978-0-426-03789-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Doctor Glas
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg, Tom Rachman
Publisher: Counterpoint
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June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Doctor Glas
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg, David Barrett
Publisher: David Barrett
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May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Doctor Glas (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Doctor Glas: A Novel
Author(s): Hjalmar Soderberg
Publisher: Anchor
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