The original guide to good manners explains why “nothing is less important than which fork you use.”
Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
A popular phenomenon when it was first published in 1922, Emily Post’s Etiquette quickly established her as the undisputed authority on considerate behavior. Her books, syndicated column, and radio program soon made the phrase “according to Emily Post” part of the American lexicon. Though updated editions have appeared over the years, the original text is both a fascinating window into American high society at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties and a timeless testament to the value of social grace.
Covering a broad range of topics, Etiquette includes chapters on “Tea and Other Afternoon Parties,” “Balls and Dances,” “Etiquette in Business and Politics,” and “Travelling at Home and Abroad.” This edition also includes an introduction by editor Richard Duffy as well as photographic illustrations throughout.
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