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The bourgeois experience : Victoria to Freud, Peter Gay

Label
The bourgeois experience : Victoria to Freud
Title
The bourgeois experience
Title remainder
Victoria to Freud
Statement of responsibility
Peter Gay
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whereas Education of the Senses focused on the sexual attitudes and practices of the nineteenth-century bourgeoisie, The Tender Passion concentrates on their notions of love. No less revisionist than he was in his first volume, Gay argues here that the Victorians were able not only to enjoy their sexulaity but to know love in its most exalted sense. The realities of love for the Victorians, he shows, came much closer to their ideals than many have thought. Gay delves into a huge body of material, from philosophical treatises to medical texts, from letters and diaries to works of fiction. The book is replete with fascinating insights into the lives and works of individual Victorians, Dickens, Stendhal, Wagner, Oscar Wilde, Beatrice Potter and Sydney Webb, among them, and his discussions range from the "discovery" of homosexuality to the ways love was diverted or disguised in music and religion
Related
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for American Nonfiction Finalist, 1994.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.7/094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT690.E73
LC item number
G39 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The bourgeois experience : Victoria to Freud, Peter Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Vols. 3-5: 1st ed
  • Vols. 3-5 published: New York : Norton
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
v. 1. Education of the senses -- v. 2. The tender passion -- v. 3. The cultivation of hatred -- v. 4. The naked heart -- v. 5. Pleasure wars
Control code
9489007
Dimensions
24-25 cm.
Extent
5 v.
Isbn
9780195033526
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
83008187 //r985
Note
Library's copy 2 (v. 5) (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
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Label
The bourgeois experience : Victoria to Freud, Peter Gay
Publication
Note
  • Vols. 3-5: 1st ed
  • Vols. 3-5 published: New York : Norton
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
v. 1. Education of the senses -- v. 2. The tender passion -- v. 3. The cultivation of hatred -- v. 4. The naked heart -- v. 5. Pleasure wars
Control code
9489007
Dimensions
24-25 cm.
Extent
5 v.
Isbn
9780195033526
Isbn Type
(v. 1)
Lccn
83008187 //r985
Note
Library's copy 2 (v. 5) (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Markings by Molly Ivins. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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