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True Ladies and Proper Gentlemen : Victorian Etiquette for Modern-Day Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives, Boys and Girls, Teachers and Students, a
by Sarah A. Chrisman


Overview - Regardless of time period, some things hold true: kindness is timeless.

Invasion of privacy; divorce; relationship issues; encounters between people from different places and cultures; new technologies developed at dizzying speeds .  Read more...


 
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Overview
Regardless of time period, some things hold true: kindness is timeless.

Invasion of privacy; divorce; relationship issues; encounters between people from different places and cultures; new technologies developed at dizzying speeds . . . the hectic pace of life in the late nineteenth century could make the mind reel.

Wait a minute--the nineteenth century?

Many of the issues people faced in the 1880s and '90s surprisingly remain problems in today's modern world, so why not take a peek at some Victorian advice about negotiating life's dizzying twists and turns? Gathered from period magazines and Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms, a book on social conduct originally published in 1891, this volume provides timeless guidance for a myriad of situations, including:

The husband's duty: Give your wife every advantage that it is possible to bestow.
Suggestions about shopping: Purchasers should, as far as possible, patronize the merchants of their own town. (Buy local )
Suggestions for travel: Having paid for one ticket, you are entitled to only one seat. It shows selfishness to deposit a large amount of baggage in the surrounding seats and occupy three or four.
Unclassified laws of etiquette: Never leave home with unkind words.

This advice is accompanied by watercolors and illustrations throughout. Though these are tips originate from nineteenth-century ideas, you'll find that they certainly do still apply.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781632205827
  • ISBN-10: 1632205823
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > Reference > Etiquette
Books > History > United States - 19th Century
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