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Schnitzler's century : the making of middle-class culture, 1815-1914

Author: Peter Gay
Publisher: New York : Norton, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First edition
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Schnitzler's century reassesses nineteenth-century history and traces the dramatic rise of the middle class. We have always believed that corseted Queen Victoria defined the mores of the nineteenth century. Yet cultural historian Peter Gay asserts in this work that it is the sexually emboldened Viennese playwright, Arthur Schnitzler, who provides a better symbol for the age. Challenging many sacrosanct notions about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Gay, Peter, 1923-2015.
Schnitzler's century.
(DLC) 2001034557
(OCoLC)46969935
Named Person: Arthur Schnitzler; Arthur Schnitzler; Arthur Schnitzler; Arthur Schnitzler; Arthur Schnitzler; Arthur Schnitzler
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gay
ISBN: 9780393347821 0393347826
OCLC Number: 916080545
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 334 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1: Fundamentals. Bourgeoisie(s) ; Home, bittersweet home --Pt. 2: Drives and defenses. Eros: rapture and symptom ; Alibis for aggression ; Grounds for anxiety --
pt. 3: The Victorian mind. Obituaries and revivals ; The problematic gospel of work ; Matters of taste ; A room of one's own.
Responsibility: Peter Gay.

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Schnitzler's century reassesses nineteenth-century history and traces the dramatic rise of the middle class. We have always believed that corseted Queen Victoria defined the mores of the nineteenth century. Yet cultural historian Peter Gay asserts in this work that it is the sexually emboldened Viennese playwright, Arthur Schnitzler, who provides a better symbol for the age. Challenging many sacrosanct notions about middle-class prudery and hypocrisy, he shows that in important ways, the Victorians were not Victorians. Gay chronicles the rise of modernity in countries as diverse as Germany and Italy, England and the United States, and in doing so presents a century filled with science and superstition, revolutionaries and reactionaries, and eros and anxiety--an age that made us largely what we are today.--From publisher description.

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