By Jane Collier
Wickedly humorous and bitingly satirical, The Art is a comedy of manners that provides insights into eighteenth-century habit in addition to the undying paintings of emotional abuse. it's also an recommendation ebook, a guide of anti-etiquette, and a comedy of manners. Collier describes tools for "teasing and mortifying" one's intimates and associates in a number of social occasions. Written basically for other halves, moms, and the mistresses of servants, it indicates the problems ladies skilled exerting their effect in deepest and public life--and the methods they received around them. As such, The Art offers a desirable glimpse into eighteenth-century day-by-day life.
the 1st to hire sleek spelling, this variation encompasses a full of life creation via editor Katharine A. Craik. Craik places in context a number of the disputes defined in The Art (domestic squabbles, quarrels among woman associates, altercations among social sessions) through describing the emergence in mid-eighteenth century of latest notions of bourgeois femininity, in addition to new rules of relaxation and sport. the result's a literary paintings bound to be loved either via fanatics of satire and people with an curiosity within the actual day-by-day dramas of the eighteenth-century world.
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De Castro, J. Paul, ‘Fielding and the Collier Family’, Notes and Queries, 12/2 (1916), 104–6. —— ‘Henry Fielding’s Last Voyage’, The Library, 3/8 (1917), 145–59. —— ‘A Presentation Inscription by Fielding’, Notes and Queries, 178 (1940), 337–9. Dykstal, Timothy, ‘Provoking the Ancients: Classical Learning and Imitation in Fielding and Collier’, College Literature, 31/3 (2004), 102–22. Eaves, T. C. , Samuel Richardson: A Biography (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971). Fielding, Henry and Sarah, The Correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding, ed.
Being Those Mentioned in the History of Clarissa. 1751 JC probably living with Sarah Fielding in Beauford Buildings, Westminster. ) An Essay on The Art of Ingeniously Tormenting printed by Samuel Richardson and published in London by Andrew Millar; a separate Dublin edition appears the same year. Sarah Fielding, The Adventures of David Simple, Volume the Last, with a preface probably by JC Chronology 1755 1757 xlv Henry Fielding presents JC with a copy of Horace’s Works. (1 July) JC accompanies her sister Margaret to Gravesend on the ﬁrst stage of her journey with Henry Fielding’s party to Portugal.
Yeazell, Ruth Bernard, Fictions of Modesty: Women and Courtship in the English Novel (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1991). xlii Select Bibliography Collier and her Contemporaries Barchas, Janine, ‘Sarah Fielding’s Dashing Style and EighteenthCentury Print Culture’, English Literary History, 63/3 (1996), 633–56. Battestin, Martin C. , Henry Fielding, A Life (London: Routledge, 1989; repr. 1993). De Castro, J. Paul, ‘Fielding and the Collier Family’, Notes and Queries, 12/2 (1916), 104–6.