Etiquette: In Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home
This is it, the classic work of manners, mores, and morals, first published in 1922 and a standard reference for decades. Though some of its advice is a tad outdated for today-questions no longer abound about which maid should be serving the housekeeper, and whether she should be served in the kitchen or in her quarters-much of Emily Post's advice is timeless. You'll learn. . how to be an engaging conversationalist . the proper formats for all manner of invitations . how to greet family, friends, and new acquaintances . the most elegant way to host a former dinner, an afternoon tea, and a wedding . and much more. American author EMILY POST (1873-1960) contributed fiction and articles about such topics as architecture and interior design to magazines including Harper's and Scribner's; her published novels include Flight of the Moth (1904), Purple and Fine Linen (1906), The Title Market (1909), and others. But she is best remembered as an etiquette maven, founding The Emily Post Institute in 1946 and writing about manners in a l, ong-running syndicated newspaper column.
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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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Page xiii - I'd have you sober, and contain yourself, Not that your sail be bigger than your boat; But moderate your expenses now, at first, As you may keep the same proportion still: Nor stand so much on your gentility, Which is an airy and mere borrow'd thing, From dead men's dust and bones; and none of yours, Except you make, or hold it.
Page 22 - A gentleman takes off his hat and holds it in his hand when a lady enters the elevator in which he is a passenger, but he puts it on again in the corridor. A public corridor is like the street, but an elevator is suggestive of a room, and a gentleman does not keep his hat on in the presence of ladies in a house.
Page ix - ... was presented to Queen Charlotte told me that at her first drawing-room the whole company only numbered forty. Now society is a vast system of concentric circles; the outermost rings extend beyond South Kensington and Marylebone to Putney and Hampstead, and its innermost core is Marlborough House. Birth, breeding, rank, accomplishments, eminence in literature, eminence in art, eminence in public service — all these things 13 still count for something in society.