Books: We Are All Hypocrites

THE BOURGEOIS EXPERIENCE: VICTORIA TO FREUD: VOLUME I: EDUCATION OF THE SENSES by Peter Gay: Oxford 534 pages; $25

"Sweet communions," she called those first nights just after her marriage. "Oh joy! Oh! Bliss unutterable." Also, "a little Heaven just after dinner." And on the morning she got pregnant in May 1879, "a very happy few minutes of love in our room." This was bright-eyed Mabel Loomis Todd, 22, of Washington, who played the piano and painted water-colors and confided to her diary about her young husband David. When David Todd moved to...

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