Emily Post's Etiquette

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HarperCollins Publishers, May 14, 1992 - Reference - 783 pages
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Guidebook to everything from dating to table manners to saluting the flag.

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This book arrived in excellent condition and is a momentous work and a fount of information.I gave it to my granddaughter in the hope that it would encourage her into acquiring some good oldfashioned etiquette which she and her generation seem to be sorely lacking. Read full review

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Looking for the user's manual that should have come with your life? This compendium of socially acceptable responses to every conceivable opportunity for personal embarrassment or inadvertent insult ... Read full review


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About the author (1992)

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.

Elizabeth L. Post, granddaughter-in-law of the legendary Emily Post, has earned the mantle of her predecessor as America's foremost authority on etiquette. Mrs. Post has revised the classic "Etiquette" five times since 1965.

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