The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud

The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud
Author: Alfred Ernest Jones
Language English
ISBN10: 0140206612
Genre: Biography
Goodreads Rating: 3.54
ISBN13: 9780140206616
Published: 1974 by Penguin Books (UK)

Ernest Jones’s three-volume The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud was first published in the mid-1950s. This edited and abridged volume omits the portions of the trilogy that dealt principally with the technical aspects of Freud’s work and is designed for the lay reader. Jones portrays Freud’s childhood and adolescence; the excitement and trials of his four-year engagement to Martha Bernays; his early experiments with hypnotism and cocaine; the slow rise of his reputation and constant battles against distortion and slander; the painful defections of close associates; the years of international eminence; the onset of cancer and his stoicism in the face of an agonizing death.