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Emily Post : Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners
by Laura Claridge


Overview - In an engaging book that sweeps from the Gilded Age to the 1960s, award-winning author Laura Claridge presents the first authoritative biography of Emily Post , who changed the mindset of millions of Americans with Etiquette , a perennial bestseller and touchstone of proper behavior.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In an engaging book that sweeps from the Gilded Age to the 1960s, award-winning author Laura Claridge presents the first authoritative biography of Emily Post, who changed the mindset of millions of Americans with Etiquette, a perennial bestseller and touchstone of proper behavior.
A daughter of high society and one of Manhattan s most sought-after debutantes, Emily Price married financier Edwin Post. It was a hopeful union that ended in scandalous divorce. But the trauma forced Emily Post to become her own person. After writing novels for fifteen years, Emily took on a different sort of project. When it debuted in 1922, Etiquette represented a fifty-year-old woman at her wisest and a country at its wildest. Claridge addresses the secret of Etiquette s tremendous success and gives us a panoramic view of the culture from which it took its shape, as its author meticulously updated her book twice a decade to keep it consistent with America s constantly changing social landscape. Now, nearly fifty years after Emily Post s death, we still feel her enormous influence on how we think Best Society should behave."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812967418
  • ISBN-10: 0812967410
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 525


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