By Jane Collier,Katharine A. Craik
An Essay at the paintings of Ingeniously Tormenting is the 1st English publication at the craft of nagging. A bitingly humorous social satire, it's also an recommendation booklet, a guide of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. Collier describes tools for 'teasing and mortifying' one's intimates and friends in numerous social events by means of profiting from their affections and goodwill. Written basically for other halves, moms, and the mistresses of servants, The paintings suggests
the problems ladies skilled exerting their impression in inner most and public lifestyles - and the methods they acquired 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 lifestyle, the remedy of servants and dependants and the citing of kids, and is an exciting 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