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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Emily Post (1872-1960) is an author most famous for writing about etiquette. No stranger to living a lavish lifestyle, Post began writing newspaper articles on architecture and interior design. She published her first etiquette book, Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home in 1922, which became a best seller and has since been updated for modern times. Post also is the author of five novels, including Flight of a Moth and Purple and Fine Linen. In 1946, Post founded The Emily Post Institute, a school that offers resources and education on proper etiquette. Post died in 1960, but her rules of etiquette have remained popular ever since.