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Tender Passion
By Peter Gay

The Tender Passion

The Bourgeois Experience from Victoria to Freud Tender Passion v. 2

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Tender Passion by Peter Gay

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It explores an anxiety-provoking time when the boundaries between erotic expressiveness and reserve began to give way, changing the experience of love. "One of the major historical enterprises of the decade...An enterprise requiring a daring and breadth of knowledge possessed by few other contemporary historians."-Gordon A. Craig, New York Review of Books "Gay's writing has an artist's feel for the flow and rhythms of language, and his extensive and exquisitely managed research is blended into a unified structure that consistently serves the author's purpose."-San Francisco Chronicle "The vicissitudes of the 'tender passion' in both the fiction and the real lives of the Victorians is an enthralling subject."-Anthony Storr, The Spectator

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393319033
ISBN-10: 0393319032
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 21-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Gay

Peter Gay (1923-2015) was the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time.

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