The Bourgeois Experience by Peter Gay
Victoria to Freud (Bourgeois Experience, Vol. 4)

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A renowned historian explores the inner life of the Victorian middle class, discussing the influence of artists and writers such as Delacroix and Gustave Flaubert on the attitudes of the bourgeois toward the self. By the author of Freud.
 

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Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Oxford University Press. 463 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In this second volume of his promised five-volume enterprise of redefining the life of the bourgeois in the age of Victoria, Gay (history, Yale) examines the Victorian middle-class experience of love.

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In chapters on the development of local symphonies, the rise of criticism as a profession, the differing blends of private enterprise and aristocratic patronage that financed arts institutions in various European and American cities, Gay does not deny that status-seeking played a part, nor that s...

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Gay makes a good case for his argument that the Victorians, though they did not invent the art of introspection, democratized it by making literary examples available on a wide basis (thanks to the spread of literacy and cheaper access to books).

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Gay believes that the Victorian bourgeoisie, and 19th-century Europe's middle classes generally, were much more introspective and prone to self-exploration than is commonly assumed. Using the autobiog

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The early industrial world has been given a sexual potentiality: but what of the conventionally emphasised traits of Victorian sexual culture?

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These included not only her soldiers and diplomats, but representatives of the Enlightenment like the reformer Joseph Sonnenfels, who abolished torture, and Gerard van Swieten, who modernized the university, and great artists like … Purchase a trial Online Edition subscripti...

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