By Jane Collier,Katharine A. Craik
An Essay at the artwork of Ingeniously Tormenting is the 1st English ebook at the craft of nagging. A bitingly humorous social satire, it's also an suggestion e-book, a guide of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. Collier describes equipment for 'teasing and mortifying' one's intimates and associates in a number of social occasions by way of 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 effect in deepest and public lifestyles - and the methods they received 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, while she censures its effects.
The artwork offers a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century way of life, the remedy of servants and dependants and the mentioning of kids, and is an exhilarating 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