By Jane Collier,Katharine A. Craik
An Essay at the artwork 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 guide of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. Collier describes equipment for 'teasing and mortifying' one's intimates and associates in numerous social events by way of making the most of their affections and goodwill. Written basically for better halves, moms, and the mistresses of servants, The paintings suggests
the problems ladies skilled exerting their impression in deepest 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 paintings offers a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century way of life, the therapy of servants and dependants and the citing of youngsters, 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