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"A searing masterwork of Northern European literature. The retrieval of Doctor Glas in English is a bracing gift to hungry readers" Susan Sontag

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.

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  • Doctor Glas
    Hjalmar Soderberg

    Hardback

    9781843430094

    November 15, 2002

    Harvill Press

    160 pages

    RRP $39.99

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  • Paperback

    9781784875480

    September 3, 2019

    Vintage Classics

    160 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781407073569

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    160 pages

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