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The Passions of the Mind - A Novel of Sigmund Freud, Irving Stone Doubleday (1971) Hardcover First Biography Psychology BCE Book

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The Passions of the Mind - A Novel of Sigmund Freud, by Irving Stone
Doubleday (1971) Book Club Edition, presumed First Edition, Hardcover with Dust Jacket 856 pages

Measures 8.5x6x2 inches Weighs 1 pound 14 ounces

Condition: VG/G
Book is in VG condition - Lovely blue boards with black spine text. Corners bumped. Owner sticker neatly placed at bottom of title page. Pages clean, text crisp.
DJ has knicks and such at edges. Perhaps is lightly sunned at spine.
An impressive volume and will display nicely.


In the 1880's, Vienna was the glamor capi­
tal of Europe, and it was in that gay and
brilliant city that Sigmund Freud began
his long struggle to free men everywhere
from the blindfolds and chains of their
unknown natures.
of that extraordinary man—a story upon
which Irving Stone has lavished his tal­
ents as a biographical novelist and five
years of tireless research and writing. Sig­
mund Freud was one of Vienna's most
distinguished neurologists. He gave up a
life of respectability and affluence to be­
come a daring researcher of uncharted
se as in an effort to change forever mans
understanding of himself, his motivations
and his world. He was a pioneer explorer
of the dark and fearsome frontiers of the
sexual nature of man, for which he was
made... a pariah!
reader back to Freud's obscure begin­
nings, his development as a promising
pathologist; his training under a famous
neurologist in Paris; his discovery of male
hysteria, for which he was cast out by his
Viennese psychiatry chief; his training in

hypnotism in Nancy; and then the slow,
shattering discovery of the unconscious
and the science of psychoanalysis.
There are delightful portraits of Freud's
wife, Martha Bernays, and of the witty
Tante Minna, who lived with them; of his
close friends and followers, Lou Andreas-
Salome, mistress of the poet Rilke, and
the philosopher Nietzche; Princess Marie
Bonaparte of Greece, who ransomed him
from the Nazis; and his small band of dis­
ciples: including Alfred Adler, Ernest
Jones, A. A. Brill, and the man Freud
chose to become his Crown Prince and
successor, Carl Jung.
Freud shocked the society of his time
with his theories of the sexual origins of
neuroses. Mr. Stone leads us convincingly
into this hitherto little-known world,
showing through hundreds of incredible
interwoven cases the astounding new sci­
entific and human horizons that had been
opened up.
as big as its subject. It brings us as a par­
ticipant into the life and career of a bold
one, Sigmund Freud, who proved that
some of the most exciting challenges are
not met on the battlefield or on icy moun­
tain peaks, but inside the heart and mind
of an individual human being.
Irving Stone is the author of Lust For
Life, The Agony and the Ecstasy, and
Men to Match My Mountains, to mention
a few. He lives with his wife, Jean, in
Beverly Hills, California.

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