By Jane Collier,Katharine A. Craik
An Essay at the paintings of Ingeniously Tormenting is the 1st English booklet 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 buddies in quite a few social occasions by way of making the most of their affections and goodwill. Written essentially for other halves, moms, and the mistresses of servants, The paintings suggests
the problems ladies skilled exerting their impact in inner most and public existence - and the methods they bought around them. In anatomizing the artwork of emotional abuse Collier piques readers into acknowledging their very own faults, and persuades them that tormenting is an invaluable ability, at the same time she censures its effects.
The artwork presents a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century everyday life, the therapy of servants and dependants and the mentioning of kids, and is an exhilarating precursor to the artwork 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