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Title:Schnitzler's Century: The Making of Middle Class Culture, 1815-1914
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Peter Gay
Publisher:Allan Lane
ISBN:0713994487
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:352
Category:History, Non fiction

Schnitzler's Century: The Making of Middle Class Culture, 1815-1914 by Peter Gay

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Schnitzler's Century: The Making of Middle Class Culture, 1815-1914 We have Always believed that corseted Queen Victoria defined the mores of the nineteenth century Yet Peter Gay asserts in this provocative seminal work that it is the sexually emboldened Viennese playwright Arthur Schnitzler who provides a better symbol for the age Challenging many of the sacrosanct theories of such intellectual luminaries as Darwin and Freud 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 eros and anxiety in short an age of contradiction rendered remarkably clear by one of our most eloquent historians Not since Barbara Tuchman s A Distant Mirror has a century been brought alive as dramatically Schnitzler s Century is nothing less than a tour de force a work that tells us with remarkable lucidity how we came to be the way we are

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