Brock, Michael. “Forbidden Fruits.” History Today 37 (January 1987): 55–56.
Brock argues that Gay's ambitious project tends to meander and lacks a clearly structured, overarching argument in this review of The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud, Volume II: The Tender Passion.
Collins, Anne. “The Sex Lives of Proper Victorians.” Macleans 97, no. 10 (5 March 1984): 54–55.
Collins offers a positive assessment of The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud, Volume I: Education of the Senses.
Heinegg, Peter. “Downhill since Victoria.” America 186, no. 15 (6 May...
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