By Jane Collier,Katharine A. Craik
An Essay at the artwork of Ingeniously Tormenting is the 1st English publication 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 friends in quite a few 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 girls skilled exerting their impression 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, whilst she censures its effects.
The artwork presents a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century way of life, the remedy of servants and dependants and the mentioning of kids, and is an exciting precursor to the artwork of Jane Austen.
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