Schnitzler's Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture 1815-1914 (Paperback)

The Making of Middle-Class Culture 1815-1914

By Peter Gay

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393323634, 368pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2002



An essential work for anyone who wishes to understand the social history of the nineteenth century, "Schnitzler's Century" is the culmination of Peter Gay's thirty-five years of scholarship on bourgeois culture and society. Using Arthur Schnitzler, the sexually emboldened Viennese playwright, as his master of ceremonies, Gay offers a brilliant reexamination of the hundred-year period that began with the defeat of Napoleon and concluded with the conflagration of 1914. This is a defining work by one of America's greatest historians.