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by Joan M. Coles,Emily Post

  • Author: Joan M. Coles,Emily Post
  • ISBN: 0061816841
  • ISBN13: 978-0061816840
  • ePub: 1456 kb | FB2: 1749 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 14th/Index edition (April 1984)
  • Pages: 1018
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 174
  • Format: mobi lrf azw lit
Emily Post's Etiquette ePub download

Still authored by Post family etiquette experts, it provides clear answers on a vast range of social, business, and wedding etiquette questions.

Still authored by Post family etiquette experts, it provides clear answers on a vast range of social, business, and wedding etiquette questions.

Whether it’s appropriate political conversation, guidelines for polite smartphone use, or how to handle dinner guest’s myriad dietary restrictions, choosing to apply the best practices of etiquette enhances every interaction.

Emily Post's Book "Etiquette" Takes America By Storm. He saw in Emily Post a unique combination of a socialite well versed with all of societal conventions and a published author. Later called Etiquette: Blue Book of Social Usage, Post's tome was groundbreaking in the field of manners.

Emily Post (c. October 27, 1872 – September 25, 1960) was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Post was born Emily Price in Baltimore, Maryland, possibly in October 1872 the precise date is unknown. Her father was the architect Bruce Price and her mother was Josephine (Lee) Price of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. After being educated at home in her early years, Price attended Miss Graham's finishing school in New York after her family moved there.

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First words: Society is an ambiguous term; it may mean much or nothing. Disambiguation notice: Replicas of this book, originally entitled "Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home," have recently been printed with simply "Etiquette" on the cover but the full title on the title. Recommended books: ISBNs:.

The Emily Post Institute. K views · 21 September 2017.

Many who scoff at a book of etiquette would be shocked to hear the least expression of levity touching the Ten Commandments. But the Commandments do not always prevent such virtuous scoffers from dealings with their neighbor of which no gentleman could be capable and retain his claim to the title. Though it may require ingenuity to reconcile their actions with the Decalogueâ?”the ingenuity is always forthcoming. There is no intention in this remark to intimate that there is any higher rule of life than the Ten Commandments; only it is illuminating as showing the relationship between manners and morals, which is too often overlooked. The polished gentleman of sentimental fiction has so long served as the type of smooth and conscienceless depravity that urbanity of demeanor inspires distrust in ruder minds. On the other hand, the blunt, unpolished hero of melodrama and romantic fiction has lifted brusqueness and pushfulness to a pedestal not wholly merited. Consequently, the kinship between conduct that keeps us within the law and conduct that makes civilized life worthy to be called such, deserves to be noted with emphasis. The Chinese sage, Confucius, could not tolerate the suggestion that virtue is in itself enough without politeness, for he viewed them as inseparable and "saw courtesies as coming from the heart," maintaining that "when they are practised with all the heart, a moral elevation ensues."
I purchased Etiquette by Emily Post many years ago, loaned it to a friend and never got it back (talk about poor manners!), so when I decided to get a new copy of it, I was delighted to discover that Peggy Post generously modernized it for our digital world. The heart of Etiquette is closely reminiscent of what we learned in kindergarten: don't butt in line, be polite, treat other people's things better than your own, etc. This is no snob book for the privileged and the preppy - it is a real-life guide on what's appropriate in every conceivable social situation and keeps you from embarrassing yourself because you don't know which fork to use or how to compose a letter to an elected official.

It is written in a format that is not condescending to the reading and is easy to navigate quickly to the information you need. Today's society is in desperate need of serious guidance and reminders of how to speak to and treat others with respect (I'm looking at you, Facebookers). The Golden Rule should be this book's title and should be required teaching to everyone child in school. And a great majority of adults.
While the book is chock full of detailed what to and not to do, the most impressive points to me were the explanations of why certain etiquettes exists. Putting heart in to what's usually regarded as a mental or social game, Ms. Post breathes a life of understanding into what otherwise would be a trite lexicon of customs. To the modern individual, it promotes ideas of selfless acts and words to create a better society, just be advised of the pitfalls of judgementalism, acts for the sake of routine, and false demeanor. Putting these latter three social sins aside, the book can be quite beneficial as well as enjoyable!
Everyone should have this book on their shelf and give it a good 30-60 minute skim at some point (if not once a year). There is a huge amount to be learned for EVERYONE and you will be very surprised how many little things you notice other people doing correctly (or incorrectly) that you never noticed before. It doesn't mean you need to be a 24-7 etiquette snob, but it's great to be able to pull it out of your memory when the occasion calls for it. If I go to a nice executive business dinner now, I notice that half the people are following the subtle rules of etiquette that I never even noticed before. It's frankly a little embarrassing that I made it so long not knowing!
This book promotes kindness, politeness, and appropriateness as a lifestyle. The situations, of course, are entirely outmoded -- almost 100 years old -- but an intelligent reader can read between the lines to discern the appropriate, polite, and kind way to behave in contemporary situations. Simply because of my own interests, I particularly like Mrs. Post's observations on style and dress; her comments about fashion are spot-on, even for the 21st century. Because of changes in dress over the course of the 20th century, her list of clothing appropriate for a well-bred man can be used even for a contemporary woman to build her own wardrobe -- with reading between the lines and discernment, of course.
I have the original version on the kindle which is free and like it a lot even if it is so out of date. Some have observed, and so did I, that it was very prescriptive or didactic. It gave you more than the description of etiquette, but the why as well. Emily's voice came out clearly in the first edition, I felt her instructing me and others as to why we should have good manners. For example, I read the part on instructing children to have good table manners and I felt she explained why it was important and made me feel responsible for their training (she used the word and compared them to puppies). This edition as others as well are updated, thus eliminating prescription for description. It is like reading a typical how to. The part on instructing children is gone. I am not that old, but I think our society needs to know why we should have good manners or etiquette not just a list of what we should do without the moral imperative to do so. I think this edition is good for the how to, but if you are like me, stick to the older(st) edition. I like Mrs. Post's voice and instruction.
I saw this book at a friend's house, and was immediate intrigued. I have always enjoyed reading about etiquette and manners, and am rather particular about my own etiquette. I had to get this book! I purchased it and found it everything I had expected. If you are wanting to know what a proper place setting for a formal dinner looks like, here's your answer. If you want to know how to word an invitation, this is the place to go. If you want to know the way to properly introduce people, this book has every imaginable instance. Some things are a little bit dated. This is an older book, but most things still apply. I look at it a lot. It isn't really an entertainment read, though. Mainly reference.
Let's skip over all that could be said about the lack of etiquette (or even awareness of other people) in today's culture. Let's be polite and not put anybody down. And let's show some goodwill for our fellow citizens, and not grill them when they have an etiquette lapse.

I am surely no etiquette pro... I live in rural New Mexico now, not the Upper East Side. But whether you are in a co-op on Carnegie Hill or 30 miles west of Silver City, etiquette still applies. And, frankly, etiquette applies even more when the other party is not practicing their etiquette.

I have this and Miss Manner's most current tome on behavior. I like Miss Manners a bit more because she is funnier, but Emily Post is a necessary backup. It's interesting, too, because sometimes the two sources disagree.

Whether you need this now for an interview, or you will need this 3 years from now to succeed on a visit to one of the "old" families in New Orleans, you need it. If you can not afford it, that's fine. Make sure your library has a copy. If they don't, make them get one. But do make sure they get the most recent one.
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