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While many bemoan the lack of good manners in society today, the most courteous among us would feel mightily out of place across the dining table from a Dowager Countess. Upholding the highest standards of social decorum was of utmost importance for the 1920s British upper class and even more so for the aspiring middle class that sought to emulate it. Yet the path to perfe ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published June 15th 2014 by Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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A handy little guidebook, and a good research tool as insight into what the up-and-coming needed to know about social interaction in early 20th century England.
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this reprint of a 1920s etiquette book for young men. Sure, it’s dated in places, but I was surprised at how much of the advice remains relevant and how, in some ways, the book was pretty progressive in its views. An interesting historical read that’s a good reminder of why manners matter. Recommended.
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