Etiquette

Etiquette

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by Emily Post
     
 

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This scarce text first published in 1922 contains the definitive guide to social etiquette, decorum, and manners as outlined by the contemporary authority on the subject: Emily post. Considered the ultimate word on appropriate manners for police society, Etiquette offers a fascinating glimpse into the polite norms of the early 1900 whilst offering timelessly

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This scarce text first published in 1922 contains the definitive guide to social etiquette, decorum, and manners as outlined by the contemporary authority on the subject: Emily post. Considered the ultimate word on appropriate manners for police society, Etiquette offers a fascinating glimpse into the polite norms of the early 1900 whilst offering timelessly beneficial insights into etiquette, arguably beneficial to and desperately lacking from modern society. With myriad modern applications including historical insight, literary research, and plain interesting reading, this rare text is a lovely addition to anyone’s library and attracts discerning readers for a number of obvious reasons. Etiquette has seen 18 editions, the last of which has been updated for a 20th century audience by Post’s relatives Peggy Post, Lizzie Post, Anna Post, and Daniel Post Senning. We are proud to republish this rare text with a new introductory biography of the author.

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Trendspotting Oh, Behave! From grandes dames of good behavior and modern advocates of fabulousness, manners make a comeback. "Emily Post is the literary It Girl of the moment, and she has Joan Didion to thank for it. Despite the fact that she's been dead for nearly fifty years, Post and her seminal guide to good manners, Etiquette, have come up in nearly every review of Didion's best-selling new memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Critics can't resist mentioning that in the dark days after her husband's death in late 2003, Didion found great solace in the "Funerals" chapter of Etiquette's first edition, published in 1922. Psychologists, poets, and philosophers could theorize all they wanted about the stages of grief and how to cope, but in Post, Didion found the reasoned voice that really offered relief. It was the relief of ritual — of an established code of conduct that could safely transport her from one difficult moment to the next, without the burden of hand-wringing analysis." — Blair Campbell "East Bay Express" (10/26/2005)

Trendspotting Oh, Behave! From grandes dames of good behavior and modern advocates of fabulousness, manners make a comeback. "Emily Post is the literary It Girl of the moment, and she has Joan Didion to thank for it. Despite the fact that she's been dead for nearly fifty years, Post and her seminal guide to good manners, Etiquette, have come up in nearly every review of Didion's best-selling new memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Critics can't resist mentioning that in the dark days after her husband's death in late 2003, Didion found great solace in the "Funerals" chapter of Etiquette's first edition, published in 1922. Psychologists, poets, and philosophers could theorize all they wanted about the stages of grief and how to cope, but in Post, Didion found the reasoned voice that really offered relief. It was the relief of ritual — of an established code of conduct that could safely transport her from one difficult moment to the next, without the burden of hand-wringing analysis."

East Bay Express - Blair Campbell
Trendspotting
Oh, Behave!
From grandes dames of good behavior and modern advocates of fabulousness, manners make a comeback.
"Emily Post is the literary It Girl of the moment, and she has Joan Didion to thank for it. Despite the fact that she's been dead for nearly fifty years, Post and her seminal guide to good manners, Etiquette, have come up in nearly every review of Didion's best-selling new memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking. Critics can't resist mentioning that in the dark days after her husband's death in late 2003, Didion found great solace in the "Funerals" chapter of Etiquette's first edition, published in 1922. Psychologists, poets, and philosophers could theorize all they wanted about the stages of grief and how to cope, but in Post, Didion found the reasoned voice that really offered relief. It was the relief of ritual — of an established code of conduct that could safely transport her from one difficult moment to the next, without the burden of hand-wringing analysis."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406812152
Publisher:
Echo Library
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

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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Etiquette 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AngelinaAM More than 1 year ago
This book surprised me in the style in which it was written. There was no snobbery, just explaining it is always to our advantage to be considerate of other people. Of course, in earlier generations centered on ultra wealth and different lifestyles, some information doesn't apply to us without a house full of servants and calling cards for visitation; yet, it is interesting to read about. Basic pleasant conduct and being mindful of others' comfort paints a lovely picture of how society today should be. The book was easy to read and I wish this basic instruction would be given to our children as well. Manners gives self confidence!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nearly impossible to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No matter how i set it up on my nook it was so poorly formatted that i couldnt comfortably read it.
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