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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An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting, ed. The Essay is modelled on Jonathan Swift ‘s satire Instructions to Servantsand even mentions Swift directly, [6] but Collier reverses the roles in Swift’s satire and instead writes from a servant’s perspective in the first book.

The result is a literary work sure to be enjoyed both by lovers inbeniously satire and those with an interest in the real daily dramas of the eighteenth-century world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Unfortunatelygiven the landscape of our era, such evaluative clouds are nowhere on the horizon and this edition of Collier is merely symptomatic and certainly not the unique culprit.

An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

In particular, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding both had a particular interest in her intelligence and in her writing ability.


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Collier has been compared to Jonathan Swift as a satirist, which although a lazy ingeniouslh shorthand, holds some merit. Benjamin Fisher rated it really liked it Jul 22, Book titles OR Journal titles.

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Camilla rated it liked it Apr 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Gives a historical perspective while also being timelessly entertaining.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Melody Wilson rated it really liked it Jun 18, The expected conclusion comes at the beginning of the discussion: This suggests that Cellier may have trained with a senior midwife with whom she would have read the central texts.

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She also collaborated with Sarah Fielding on her only other surviving work The Cry Views Read Edit View history. A social satire that was originally published anonymously As such, The Art provides a fascinating glimpse into eighteenth-century daily life.

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Aly rated it really liked it Oct 20, An enjoyable satirical novel that captures the late 18th century Zeitgeist. Whitney Farris rated it liked it May 04, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Get to Know Us. I’m genuinely conflicted about this book.

Unfortunately, it’s dark themes and playful attitude towards troubling advice is off-putting. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Books by Jane Collier.

Jordan Parker rated it did not like it Jul 30, Those fond of Austen’s pin-sharp and eloquent wit will find Collier’s whimsy rather amusing. There are no discussion topics on this tormentin yet. The chapters about tormenting those you I’m genuinely conflicted about this book. Very witty but also very verbose. No trivia or quizzes yet. Craik puts in context the various disputes described in The Art domestic squabbles, quarrels between female friends, altercations between social classes by describing the emergence in mid-eighteenth century of new notions of bourgeois femininity, along with new ideas of leisure and recreation.