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Title Schnitzler's century : the making of middle-class culture, 1815-1914 / Peter Gay.
Author Gay, Peter, 1923-2015.
Publication New York : Norton, [2002]
Copyright date ©2002
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 334 pages) : illustrations
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-316) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 19th century.
Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
Europe -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Europe -- Civilization -- 19th century.
Middle class -- History -- 19th century.
Nineteenth century.
Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931.
Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. (OCoLC)fst00051864
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Civilization, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00863073
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Middle class. (OCoLC)fst01020437
Nineteenth century. (OCoLC)fst01037841
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Gay, Peter, 1923-2015. Schnitzler's century. First edition 0393048934 (DLC) 2001034557 (OCoLC)46969935
ISBN 9780393347821 (electronic bk.)
0393347826 (electronic bk.)

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