An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

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An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting is the first English book on the craft of nagging. A bitingly funny social satire, it is also an advice book, a handbook of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. The Art provides a fascinating glimpse into eighteenth-century daily life, the treatment of servants and dependants and the bringing up of children, and is a thrilling precursor to the art of Jane Austen. - ; 'Now the sport begins!'. An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting is the first English book on the craft of nagging. A bitingly funny social satire, it is also an advice book, a.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xlv, 111 pages).
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Additional Contributors: Craik, Katharine A.

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