The Gentlemen s Book of Etiquette

Author: Cecil B. Hartley
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486820675
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

What should you do if you find a bug on your plate? How do you ask someone to dance? What's the least offensive way to enjoy your cigar? These and other questions of social decorum are answered in this classic etiquette book. Published just before the Civil War, this volume offers enduring advice for courtesy-challenged men. Common-sense suggestions for socializing, exercise, flirting, dining, and dressing reveal that the basics of proper behavior haven't changed all that much ― and in situations where they have, today's gentlemen may find something worth learning from their predecessors. Suggestions for the best way to behave, as well as how not to behave, include conduct in the street ("Avoid striking your umbrella against those which pass you"); making calls ("No man in the United States, excepting His Excellency, the President, can expect to receive calls unless he returns them"); and dating ("Any lover-like airs or attitudes, although you may have the right to assume them, are in excessively bad taste in public"). These and other etiquette tips provide intriguing glimpses of nineteenth-century society in addition to a wealth of timeless counsel on behaving with sincerity, dignity, and kindness in our own day and age.

The Gentlemen s Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

Author: Cecil B. Hartley
Publisher: Samaira Book Publishers
ISBN: 9788193607060
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Self-Help

This book provides rules for the etiquette to be observed in the street, at table, in the ball room, evening party, and morning call; with full directions for polite or respondence, dress, conversation, manly exercises, and accomplishments. Man was not intended to live like a bear or a hermit, apart from others of his own nature, and, philosophy and reason will each agree with me, that man was born for sociability and finds his true delight in society. Society is a word capable of many meanings, and used here in each and all of them. Society, par excellence; the world at large; the little clique to which he is bound by early ties; the companionship of friends or relatives; even society tete a tete with one dear sympathizing soul, are pleasant states for a man to be in. All in all this is a great book on etiquette. A great place to learn the rules of etiquette.

The Ladie s Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

Author: Florence Hartley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: HARVARD:32044009635152
Release Date: 1860
Genre: Etiquette

Do unto others as you would others should do to you. You can never be rude if you bear the rule always in mind, for what lady likes to be treated rudely? True Christian politeness will always be the result of an unselfish regard for the feelings of others, and though you may err in the ceremonious points of etiquette, you will never be im polite. Politeness, founded upon such a rule, becomes the expression, in graceful manner, of social virtues. The spirit of politeness consists in a certain attention to forms and ceremonies, which are meant both to please others and ourselves, and to make others pleased with us ;a still clearer definition may be given by saying that politeness is goodness of heart put into daily practice; the.re can be no true, politeness without kindness, purity, singleness of heart, and sensibility. Many believe that politeness is but a mask worn in the world to conceal bad passions and impulses, and to make a show of possessing virtues not really existing in the heart; thus, that politeness is merely hypocrisy and dissimulation. Do not believe this; be certain that those who profess such a doctrine are practising themselves the deceit they condemn so much.

The Gentleman s Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

Author: Cecil B. Hartley
Publisher:
ISBN: 1843915413
Release Date: 2015-02
Genre: History

From advice on how to treat ladies, how to behave at a party, and rules for traveling abroad, this handy 19th-century guidebook will provide entertaining nuggets of wisdom Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance? And what on earth is the etiquette for smoking cigars? First published in 1860, this classic guide to gentlemanly behavior is a veritable mine of information and indispensable advice for aspiring gentlemen. No matter if a man finds himself at home, in the street, or in a place of amusement, he has but to leaf through this book to learn how best to behave, and indeed how not to behave. And if he can find time between his numerous invitations to balls and hunting parties, he could benefit from a perusal of the sections on gentlemanly deportment and conversational technique. Not forgetting, of course, the all-important advice on how to treat ladies, surely an integral part of any true gentleman's training.

110 Regeln des Anstands und gegenseitigen Respekts in Gesellschaft und im Gespr ch

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423434737
Release Date: 2018-09-21
Genre: Fiction

Als Amerika noch höflich war Was der erste amerikanische Präsident als Dreizehnjähriger schon wusste: Höflichkeit kommt nie aus der Mode. In diesem Fundstück aus dem 18. Jahrhundert kombiniert er auf originelle Weise Benimmratgeber mit philosophischen Lebensweisheiten. Washington, der in jungen Jahren noch mit der Rechtschreibung kämpfte, schrieb über Tischmanieren, das Verhalten im Gespräch und persönliche Charakterpflege. Nicht zuletzt dem einen oder anderen amtierenden Präsidenten würde dieses Buch guttun! »In der Gegenwart anderer sollst du nicht vor dich hin summen, mit den Fingern trommeln oder mit den Füßen den Takt schlagen.« (Nr. 4) »Entledige dich nicht deiner Kleidung, wenn andere dabei sind, und verlasse die Garderobe nicht nur halb bekleidet.« (Nr. 7) »Deine Miene sei angenehm, sollte aber den nötigen Ernst zeigen, wenn es um ernste Dinge geht.« (Nr. 19)

Galateus

Author: Giovanni Della Casa
Publisher:
ISBN: BSB:BSB10205474
Release Date: 1580
Genre:


From the Ballroom to Hell

Author: Elizabeth Aldrich
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810109131
Release Date: 1991
Genre: History

During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies--and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the perfect setting in which to demonstrate one's fitness for membership in genteel society. From the Ballroom to Hell collects over 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from the nineteenth century. Included are instructions for performing various dances, as well as musical scores, costume patterns, and the proper way to hold one's posture, fork, gloves, and fan. While of particular interest to dancers, dance historians, and choreographers, anyone fascinated by the ways and mores of the period will find From the Ballroom to Hell an endearing and informative glimpse of America's past.

The Ladies Book of Etiquette

Author: Florence Hartley
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781776530939
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre: Self-Help

Florence Hartley's exhaustive guide The Ladies' Book of Etiquette is a fascinating read. Offering an inside look at the mores and conventions of the post-Civil War era, the book also offers handy tips for gracious manners that stand the test of time. The book also offers beauty techniques and concoctions based on common household ingredients, an idea that's making a comeback today.

Ein Gentleman in Moskau

Author: Amor Towles
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 9783843716192
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Fiction

Moskau, 1922. Der genussfreudige Lebemann Graf Rostov wird verhaftet und zu lebenslangem Hausarrest verurteilt, ausgerechnet im Hotel Metropol, dem ersten Haus am Platz. Er muss alle bisher genossenen Privilegien aufgeben und eine Arbeit als Hilfskellner annehmen. Rostov mit seinen 30 Jahren ist ein äußerst liebenswürdiger, immer optimistischer Gentleman. Trotz seiner eingeschränkten Umstände lebt er ganz seine Überzeugung, dass selbst kleine gute Taten einer chaotischen Welt Sinn verleihen. Aber ihm bleibt nur der Blick aus dem Fenster, während draußen Russland stürmische Dekaden durchlebt. Seine Stunde kommt, als eine alte Freundin ihm ihre kleine Tochter anvertraut. Das Kind ändert Rostovs Leben von Grund auf. Für das Mädchen und sein Leben wächst der Graf über sich hinaus. "Towles ist ein Meistererzähler" New York Times Book Review "Eine charmante Erinnerung an die Bedeutung von gutem Stil" Washington Post "Elegant, dabei gleichzeitig filigran und üppig wie ein Schmuckei von Fabergé" O, the Oprah Magazine

Der Gentleman

Author: Forrest Leo
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841212894
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Fiction

Sie werden Forrest Leos unehrenhaften Helden verfallen! London, Pocklington Place, um 1850: Lionel Savage, ein fauler Aristokrat, 22 Jahre alt, Dichter, kann keine Zeile mehr zu Papier bringen, seitdem er geheiratet hat. Fest entschlossen, seiner untragbaren Lage durch Selbstmord zu entkommen, will Savage sich erschießen. Doch dann fällt ihm ein, dass er das seinem treuen Butler Simmons nicht zumuten kann. Man bedenke nur all die Körperflüssigkeiten, die es aufzuwischen gälte. Kaum hat er also den Selbstmordgedanken verworfen, spaziert ein freundlicher Gentleman in sein Arbeitszimmer: der Teufel höchstpersönlich. Der Gentleman ist ein wahrer Bericht, die Gefahren der Liebe und der Ehe, Duelle und Beinahe-Duelle, Dichter und Anarchisten betreffend. Ein Roman, wie er bisher noch nicht geschrieben wurde: exzentrisch, viktorianisch, waghalsig – ein großes Stück Abenteuerliteratur. »In seinem Debütroman gelingt es Leo, die Konventionen viktorianischer Fiktion zu parodieren. Wahnsinnig witzige Dialoge und komische Komplikationen runden die Geschichte ab.« PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Polite Gentlemen s Guide to Proper Etiquette

Author: Cecil B Hartley
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781632209030
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Reference

From advice on how to treat ladies to how to behave at a party this handy 19th-century guidebook will delight readers with it's entertaining nuggets of wisdom. Ever wondered what to do in polite society if you find an insect in your food? Or how a gentleman should ask a lady to dance? And what on earth is the etiquette for smoking cigars? First published in 1860, this classic guide to gentlemanly behavior is a veritable mine of information and indispensable advice for aspiring gentlemen. No matter if a man finds himself at home, in the street, or in a place of amusement, he has but to leaf through this book to learn how best to behave, and indeed how not to behave. And if he can find time between his numerous invitations to balls and hunting parties, he could benefit from a perusal of the sections on gentlemanly deportment and conversational technique. Not forgetting, of course, the all-important advice on how to treat ladies, surely an integral part of any true gentleman's training.