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Hints on Etiquette: A Shield Against the Vulgar

Various Authors



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Pushkin Press
23 November 2016
Fiction & Literature; Social & cultural history; Humour; Parties, etiquette & entertaining
If you are so unfortunate as to have contracted the low habit of smoking, be careful to practise it under certain restrictions

With nineteenth-century fashions constantly changing, but the importance of the baffling social codes entirely rigid, a newly-prosperous and bewildered middle class was in dire need of careful guidance and advice. With the help of his mysterious lady friend, Charles William Day has a kind-hearted mission: If these 'hints' save the blush upon one cheek, or smooth the path into 'society' of only one honest family, the object of the author will be attained. Here is a book which walks the hopeful reader through the finer details of dining, smoking, dancing, flirting, card-playing, walking and talking.

Hints on Etiquette is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.
By:   Various Authors
Imprint:   Pushkin Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   367g
ISBN:   9781782273219
ISBN 10:   1782273212
Series:   The London Library
Publication Date:   23 November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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