An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting.
Edited by Katharene A. Craik. Collier [1715-1755] created this fascinating glimpse into 18th C daily life in 1753. Deals with the treatment of servants and dependents and the bringing up of children with satire and wit worthy of Austen. Craik's extensive introduction provides invaluable information on the restrictions of women's intellectual and social world in the 18th century that Collier is skewering. End notes. OUP 2009 reissue. Paper. 111 pgs. NEW. $12.00