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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, ...
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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.

This hardcover facsimile of the original 1922 "Etiquette" includes the many tips Emily Post gave her devoted followers on the rules of social intercourse and everyday manners at home and abroad--the only civilized antidote to a world gone mad.

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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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557099914
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 5/15/2006
  • Pages: 627
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Etiquette by Emily Post

    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!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 30, 2012

    Horrible formatting

    Nearly impossible to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Poorly formatted

    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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