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The Benevolence of Manners: Recapturing the Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living

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We can go home again, and not just to the hearthbut to the art of love and the art of civilized living. . .

Imagine a time when common courtesy was a standard for all, when a genuine moral authority reigned supreme and when relations between the sexes were marked by mutual respect and honor. These were the hallmarks of the Victorian era.

In The Benevolence of Manners, sociol
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 5th 1999 by Harper Paperbacks
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Nov 07, 2015 Lize rated it liked it
Shelves: 2004, manners
Interesting book. The author proposes a return to Victorian values and makes a convincing argument. I'm all for returning civility and idealism to life, but I'm not sure I want to wear a corset and give up my right to vote and own property, and I know I don't want children working in factories and begging on the streets to be a common occurrence. The Victorian Era was not without its problems, and glossing over them doesn't help. There are good and bad things about any time in history, and, all ...more
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