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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These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. I bought this book initially as a joke for my gi An enjoyable satirical novel that captures the late 18th century Zeitgeist.

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Be, sometimes, extremely glad to see people; and, at other times, let your behaviour be hardly within the rules of good breeding. A nice manual on how to be an asshole.

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Books by Jane Collier. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Non-students who love English whimsy should find oh-so much pleasure in this skittish little essay. Contact Contact Us Help. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Views Read Edit View history. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, yormenting it in, give it a second life. This is probably one of the better books I’ve had to read for my eighteenth-century lit course — and some biting satire was an especially welcome respite after all that dreadful sentimental literature.


An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

Although the work was written by Jane Collier, there are speculations as to who rssay have helped contribute to the content and style of the work, ranging from friends to fellow writers such as Sarah FieldingSamuel Richardson and James Harris.

Part the First is divided into four sections: If you are a seller for this tormentinh, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? And, it’s written by a woman which is pretty rad given the time and content.

To the master and mistresses, the narrator claims that “you are no true lover of 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 oh.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I also enjoyed the introduction provided as it helped place in the book in the correct context; it also provide some useful information about the Lady who wrote it, as I had never heard of her before I will certainly be looking into more of her work. Jun 05, MJ Nicholls rated it liked it Shelves: Servants squabbled with their masters, masters upbraided their servants, husbands loathed their wives, their wives hated their husbands etc.

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ingeniouusly May 14, Bekah rated it it was amazing. James rated it liked it Dec 01, Amber Albone rated it liked it Aug 02, Most of her contemporaries had only good things to say about the work. To Miss Jane Tofmenting, This Edition of the best of all the Roman Poets, as a Memorial however poor of the highest Esteem for an Understanding hormenting 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.


Collier has been compared to Jonathan Swift as a satirist, which although a lazy academic shorthand, holds some merit.

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