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This satire offers an update of Jane Collier’s “An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting,” an instruction manual for sadists. It includes. An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting by Jane. Collier (review). Melvyn New. The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats, Volume 40, Numbers , Autumn. Wickedly funny and bitingly satirical, The Art is a comedy of manners that gives insights into eighteenth-century behavior as well as the timeless art of emotional .

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It was modelled after Jonathan Swift ‘s satirical essays, and is intended to “teach” a reader the various methods for “teasing and mortifying” one’s acquaintances. Johns Hopkins University Press. I would recommend this essay to anyone who enjoys literature from this time period who is looking for a cheeky and bitingly funny read.

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At the risk of tormenting those committed to her revival, I would suggest that we now have more than enough editions of this work and esssay moratorium of perhaps half a century might be in order.

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An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

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It is possible, and perhaps intended, to read this long essay as a joke or critique on society one particularly great passage that compares social limitations placed on women to the cruelties of tormenting others stands out but I found it hard to do so at many points.

Shannen Whiteside rated it it was amazing Jul 13, James rated torkenting liked it Dec 01, A social satire that was originally published anonymously As a general rule, the narrator says, “By all means avoid an evenness of behaviour.

After her death, Richardson wrote to Sarah Fielding: The Essay was Collier’s first work, and operates as a satirical advice book on how to nag. Collier describes methods for “teasing and mortifying” one’s intimates and acquaintances in a variety of social situations Wickedly funny and bitingly satirical, The Art is a comedy of manners that gives insights into eighteenth-century behavior as well as the timeless art of emotional abuse.

It is also an advice book, a handbook of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. Be, sometimes, extremely glad to see people; and, at other times, let your behaviour be hardly within the rules of good breeding.

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English Choose a language for shopping. I’m genuinely conflicted about this book. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. To Miss Jane Collyer, This Edition of the best of all the Roman Poets, as a Memorial however poor of the highest Esteem for an Understanding more than Female, mixed with virtues almost more than human, gives, offers up and dedicates her Sincere Friend Henry Fielding[14] This was one of the last works that Fielding would write because he left that evening on a trip to Lisbon where he died two months later.


It’s a really cool book, too. University of Georgia Press.

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I found this essay to be both amusing and relevant, in fact I could instantly place the sort of behavior described in it to people I know sadly in some cases myself. May 14, Bekah rated it it was amazing. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. She also collaborated with Sarah Fielding on her only other surviving work The Cry A guide to annoying everyone from your servant to your spouse written in the mid 18th century.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. To the master and mistresses, the narrator claims easay “you are no true lover essxy the noble game of Tormenting, if a good dinner, or any other convenience or enjoyment, can give you half the pleasure, as the teasing and mortifying a good industrious servant, who has done her very best to please you.

Lists with This Book. Project MUSE Ingeiously Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. It is also an advice book, a handbook of anti-etiquette, and an energetic comedy of manners. Unfortunately, it’s dark themes and playful attitude towards troubling advice is off-putting. Open Preview See a Problem? During her life, she was able to meet and work with tormemting famous writers of her day.