The Royal Physician's Visit
Publish date: November 19th 2002
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Scandinavian Literature
, 18th Century
, Swedish Literature
4.5 Stars.I love books that bring history to life and what an utterly fascinating and compelling read based on historical fact The Royal Phsician's Visit was. It tells the story of King Christian VII of Denmark, his young Queen Caroline Mathilda of England and his Physician Johann Friedrich Struens...
Ich brauchte ein wenig, um in die Geschichte reinzukommen (obwohl mir die Ereignisse bekannt waren), aber dann habe ich das Buch ziemlich weggesaugt. Sprachlich einmalig. Großes Drama, große europäische Geschichte, und glücklicherweise gänzlich ohne dramatischen Kitsch. Die Struenseezeit wird in ihr...
This is historical fiction at its best; with both feet placed on the solid ground of facts, Enquist has succeeded in writing a very thrilling and yet historically correct novel. I have always been very fascinated with the grim tale of the English Princess, the German doctor and the Danish King, and ...
Full-time: this is very much the News of the World/Sunday Sport way of recounting history; it could have been thumped together by a conglomerate of Hugh Hefner/a road drill/Samuel Beckett and David Bowker. How I wish this period could be given the Antonia Fraser touch.Anyway, I finished and went on ...
NO SPOILERSOn completion: WOW - what a way to learn history! This reads like a horror story or a political crime novel. But NO!, this is history. I applaud Per Olov Enquist's talents. He presents all the facts, all the events of the "Danish Struensee Era", and yet not once do you feel you are readin...
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