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Arthur Schnitzler - Dream Story (or "Rhapsody: A Dream Novel")

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Rhapsody: A Dream Novel, also known as Dream Story (German: Traumnovelle), is a Protected content by the Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler. The book deals with the thoughts and psychological transformations of Doctor Fridolin over a two-day period after his wife confesses having had sexual fantasies involving another man. In this short time, he meets many people who give clues to the world Schnitzler creates. This culminates in the masquerade ball, a wondrous event of masked individualism, sex, and danger for Fridolin as the outsider.

It was first published in installments in the magazine Die Dame between December Protected content March Protected content . The first book edition appeared in Protected content S. Fischer Verlag and was adapted in Protected content the film Eyes Wide Shut by director-screenwriter Stanley Kubrick and co-screenwriter Frederic Raphael.

The book belongs to the period of the Decadent movement in Vienna after the turn of the 20th century.