An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting.
Edited by Audrey Bilger. Collier [1715-1755] created this fascinating glimpse into 18th century daily life in 1753. A wicked send-up of 18th century conduct books and educational tracts. Deals with the treatment of servants and dependents and the bringing up of children with satire and wit. Extensive introduction; Chronology; Excerpts from Sarah Fielding and other models for the work; Locke and others on education and conduct; Later Satires on the work by Edgeworth, Burney and Austen. Bibliography. Broadview Press. Paper. NEW. $23.00