Etiquette

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Applewood Books, 2006 - Reference - 627 pages
A facsimile of the 1922 first edition. The world in which Emily Post's 1922 bestseller Etiquette appeared was one of great change, not unlike our own. The rules of social intercourse became murky and people immediately connected with Emily Post's philosophy of etiquette as unchanging and manners as a personality. This hardcover facsimile of the first edition includes many tips Post gave her devoted followers on subjects such as greetings and salutations, cards and visits, teas and other afternoon parties, dinners, balls and dances, debutantes, chaperons, engagements, wedding planning, christenings, funerals, the country house, correspondence, clubs, games and sports, business, dress, everyday manners at home and abroad, and the growth of good taste in America. This book is chock-a-block full of the only civilized antidote to a world gone mad.

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User Review  - Meghan - Goodreads

I found the 1945 edition of this book on the free shelves outside the library ... learned a lot about "Managing the Small Household" with only one servant! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Emily Price Post was born in October of 1872 or 1873 in Baltimore, Maryland to Bruce and Josephine Lee Price. She was homeschooled and, later, attended finishing school in New York City. In 1892, she married Edwin Main Post, a banker from a widely known family in the social circles of Long Island. The couple had two sons, Edwin M. Post, Jr. and Bruce Price Post, who died in 1927. Subsequently, Mr. and Mrs. Post were divorced.As well as Etiquette, which was in its eighty-ninth printing at the time of her death, Emily Post wrote other works, including fiction and short stories. In addition, she wrote a cookbook, The Emily Post Cook Book.In 1946, Emily Post founded the Emily Post Institute. She died on September 25, 1960, and her name has lived on in the public domain as synonymous with etiquette.

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