Author: Peter Gay

Oct 2002
Schnitzler's Century: The Making of Middle Class Culture
by Peter Gay

W.W. Norton
335 pages $39.99 cloth
ISBN: 0393048934

A Modest History
by Paul Keen
The Victorians can be a difficult group to make sense of, not least because they were themselves so thoroughly addicted to endless self-diagnosis. "Never since the beginning of Time," wrote Thomas Carlyle, one of their leading self-scrutinizers, was there "so intensely self-conscious a Society. Our whole relations to the universe and to our fellow-man have become an Inquiry, a Doubt; nothing will go on of its own accord . . . but all things must be probed into. Read more...

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