Etiquette: In Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home

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Cosimo, Inc., Nov 1, 2007 - Reference - 680 pages
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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 Though some of its advice is a tad outdated for today-questions no longer abound about which maid should be serving the housekeeper, and whether she should be served in the kitchen or in her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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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.

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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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