By Jane Collier,Katharine A. Craik
An Essay at the artwork of Ingeniously Tormenting is the 1st English e-book at the craft of nagging. A bitingly humorous social satire, it's also an suggestion ebook, a instruction manual of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. Collier describes tools for 'teasing and mortifying' one's intimates and neighbors in quite a few social occasions via profiting from their affections and goodwill. Written basically for other halves, moms, and the mistresses of servants, The artwork suggests
the problems ladies skilled exerting their impact in inner most and public lifestyles - and the methods they obtained around them. In anatomizing the paintings of emotional abuse Collier piques readers into acknowledging their very own faults, and persuades them that tormenting is an invaluable ability, whilst she censures its effects.
The artwork presents a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century way of life, the remedy of servants and dependants and the citing of kids, and is an exciting precursor to the paintings of Jane Austen.
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An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting (Old Edition) (Oxford World's Classics) by Jane Collier,Katharine A. Craik