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 recommendation ebook, a guide of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. Collier describes equipment for 'teasing and mortifying' one's intimates and pals in various social occasions by way of profiting from their affections and goodwill. Written essentially for other halves, moms, and the mistresses of servants, The artwork suggests
the problems ladies skilled exerting their impact in deepest and public existence - and the methods they bought 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, at the same time she censures its effects.
The artwork offers a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century way of life, the therapy of servants and dependants and the citing of youngsters, and is an exhilarating precursor to the artwork of Jane Austen.
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