Tender Passion by Peter GayTender Passion by Peter Gay

Tender Passion

byPeter Gay

Paperback | July 20, 1999

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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
Peter Gay lives in New York City and Connecticut.
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Title:Tender PassionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6.05 × 0.95 inPublished:July 20, 1999Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393319032

ISBN - 13:9780393319033

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This book explores the shift from Victorian reserve and modesty to erotic expressiveness. Courting could be frustrating in this period, especially since the rules of relationships were constantly changing. The Tender Passion contains vast research by author Peter Gay, compiled here to present a unified picture of trying times that eventually gave way to sexual awakening.