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Elegant Etiquette in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)

Social History

By Mallory James
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9781526705204
Published: 15th November 2017

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Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in the nineteenth century? How would you have got a partner in a ballroom? What would you have done with a letter of introduction? And where would you have sat in a carriage?

Covering all these nineteenth-century dilemmas and more, this book is your must-have guide to the etiquette of our well-heeled forebears. As it takes you through the intricacies of rank, the niceties of the street, the good conduct that was desired in the ballroom and the awkward blunders that a lady or gentleman would of course have wanted to avoid, you will discover an abundance of etiquette advice from across the century. Elegant Etiquette is a lively, occasionally tongue-in-cheek and thoroughly detailed history of nineteenth century manners and conduct.

Drawing upon research into contemporary advice and guidance, Elegant Etiquette is both fun and compelling reading for anyone with an interest in this period. In exploring the expectations of behaviour and etiquette, it seeks to bring the world of the nineteenth century back to life.

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About Mallory James

Mallory James studied for her undergraduate degree in History and German at University College London, before moving to postgraduate study at Queen Mary University of London. She now lives in Wiltshire with her husband, and when not writing, can be found displaying a surprising aptitude for DIY as they renovate their Victorian house.

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