Pleasure Wars by Peter GayPleasure Wars by Peter Gay

Pleasure Wars

byPeter Gay

Paperback | March 26, 1999

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The Victorians we meet in this volume range from the capitalists in the top tier of the bourgeoisie, eager to be recognized as gentlemen, to the clerks and craftsmen fearful of sinking into the proletariat. Peter Gay's aim throughout this sweeping work of cultural history is to widen our perception of Victorian bourgeois life, to replace monochromatic generalizations with revealing portraits of men and women in all the colorful complexity of their lives.
Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.
Title:Pleasure WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.89 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393318273

ISBN - 13:9780393318272

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Acclaimed author and historian Peter Gay brings us the final work of his study of European and American middle class ideology from the 1820s to World War I. Pleasure Wars flushes out the stodgy stereotypes normally associated with Victorian life, revealing the stratifications and nuances of a fascinating period in the societies of the western world.