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The Resource An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting : with proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art, Jane Collier ; edited by Audrey Bilger

An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting : with proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art, Jane Collier ; edited by Audrey Bilger

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An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting : with proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art
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An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting
Title remainder
with proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art
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Jane Collier ; edited by Audrey Bilger
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eng
Summary
"Perhaps the first extended non-fiction prose satire written by an English woman, Jane Collier's An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting (1753) is a wickedly satirical send-up of eighteenth-century conduct books and educational tracts. It takes the form of a mock advice manual in which the speaker instructs her readers in the arts of tormenting, offering advice on how to torment servants, humble companions and spouses, and on how to bring one's children up to be a torment to others. The work's satirical style, which focuses on the kinds of power that individuals exercise over one another, follows in the footsteps of Jonathan Swift and paves the way for Jane Austen." "This Broadview edition uses the first edition, the only edition published during the author's lifetime. The appendices include excerpts from texts that influenced the essay (by Sarah Fielding, Jonathan Swift, Francis Coventry); excerpts from later texts that were influenced by it (by Maria Edgeworth, Frances Burney, Jane Austen); and relevant writings on education and conduct (by John Locke, George Savile, Dr. John Gregory)."--BOOK JACKET
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NLC
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179/.8
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PR3349.C54
  • BJ1561
LC item number
  • E7 2003
  • .C65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Broadview literary texts
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An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting : with proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art, Jane Collier ; edited by Audrey Bilger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Jane Collier: a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting -- Appendix A. Advertisement to the 1757 edition -- Appendix B. Models for Collier's satire : From sarah Fielding, The adventures of David Simple, 1744 ; From Jonathan Swift, Directions to servants, 1745 ; From Francis Coventry, The history of Pompey the Little, 1751 -- Appendix C. On education and conduct : From John Locke, Some thoughts concerning education, 1699 ; From George Savile, marquess of Halifax, The lady's new-year's gift; or, Advice to a daughter, 1692 ; From John Gregory, A father's legacy to his daughters, 1774 -- Appendix D. Later satires on the art of tormenting : From Maria Edgeworth, An essay on the noble science of self-justification, 1795 ; From Frances Burney, The wanderer, 1814 ; From Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
218 p.
Isbn
9781551110967
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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ill.
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  • (OCoLC)on52496096050
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn887493670
Label
An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting : with proper rules for the exercise of that pleasant art, Jane Collier ; edited by Audrey Bilger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jane Collier: a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting -- Appendix A. Advertisement to the 1757 edition -- Appendix B. Models for Collier's satire : From sarah Fielding, The adventures of David Simple, 1744 ; From Jonathan Swift, Directions to servants, 1745 ; From Francis Coventry, The history of Pompey the Little, 1751 -- Appendix C. On education and conduct : From John Locke, Some thoughts concerning education, 1699 ; From George Savile, marquess of Halifax, The lady's new-year's gift; or, Advice to a daughter, 1692 ; From John Gregory, A father's legacy to his daughters, 1774 -- Appendix D. Later satires on the art of tormenting : From Maria Edgeworth, An essay on the noble science of self-justification, 1795 ; From Frances Burney, The wanderer, 1814 ; From Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
218 p.
Isbn
9781551110967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on52496096050
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn887493670

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