Etiquette for Ladies

Etiquette for Ladies A Complete Guide to Visiting, Entertaining, and Travelling, With Hints on Courtship, Marriage, and Dress

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"In conversing with gentlemen, try to not fall into the too common practice of talking to them nothing but nonsense..." First published in 1876, Complete Etiquette for Ladies aimed to instruct English women of all ages and situations on the finer points of proper comportment in Victorian society. Penned by Samuel Orchart Beeton - husband of the renowned cookery writer Isabella - it offers a view of ideal feminine conduct at once strikingly familiar and charmingly antiquated. Resolving such troublesome issues as how to display good sense when shopping, avoid busy-body neighbours and deal with disappointed affections, it also issues stern warnings: a reputation might be lost by such simple improprieties as offering a gentleman an opinion on financial matters, uttering the word 'stomach' to anyone other than a physician, or wearing ribbons at the breakfast table.

Book information

ISBN: 9781908402097
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Old House Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 395.144
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 123
Weight: 200g
Height: 188mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 16mm