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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Hal Johnson rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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.

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Very witty but also very verbose. As a general rule, the narrator says, “By all means avoid an evenness of behaviour. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The first edition was printed by Richardson for Andrew Millar in Jordan Parker rated it did not like it Jul 30, Suna rated it really liked it Apr 13, Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Trivia About An Essay on the A Please try again later. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Collier has been compared to Jonathan Swift as a satirist, which although a lazy academic shorthand, holds some merit. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Cleo Harper rated it liked it Sep 25, Johns Hopkins University Press. It’s clearly well written and genius in its own way. James rated it liked it Dec 01, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Gives a historical perspective tornenting also being timelessly entertaining. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Customers who bought this item also bought. Ingsniously Collier’s satire is repetitious and tiresome by today’s standards the book is a one-joke rant and has obvious modern successorsit does serve to highlight the sheer disunion between most groups of late 18th century society.

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Emily B rated it it was amazing Mar 20, 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.