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The Naked Heart By Peter Gay

The Naked Heart by Peter Gay

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Volume IV of the Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud, a five volume history of the nineteenth century, focusing on the lives, institutions, attitudes, tastes, goals and passions of the West's middle classes. This book details the inner life of the period and the quest for inwardness which personified this age.

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The Naked Heart by Peter Gay

The 19th century was intensely preoccupied with the self, to the point of neurosis. During the decades of the most sustained campaign for mastery of the world, the bourgeois devoted much time to introspection. This book, fourth in a series of five, deals with the inner life and charts this struggle for inwardness. Philosophers from Hegel to Nietzsche, psychologists like Wundt and Charcot, and Marx and Freud are included, but it is the ordinary bourgeois who occupy centre stage.

About Peter Gay

Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. In addition to the `Bourgeois Experience' series, he is the author of the best-selling `Freud: A Life for Our Time', and a two-volume study of the Enlightenment, of which the first, `The Rise of Modern Paganism', won a National Book Award. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut.

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The Naked Heart by Peter Gay
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