Become a True Gentleman! “Avoid gossip; in a woman it is detestable, but in a man it is utterly despicable.” - The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness, Cecil B. Hartley The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness is the classic guide to gentlemanly behavior. The book is a mine of information and indispensable advice for aspiring gentlemen. Whether you've already bought your first can of moustache wax, or you're simply looking for an old-fashioned guide on how to treat a lady, this book offers insights you won't find in modern men's magazines. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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.
Author: Cecil B. B. Hartley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-11-02
The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette The Manual of Politeness By Cecil B. Hartley During the Enlightenment era, a self-conscious process of the imposition of polite norms and behaviours became a symbol of being a genteel member of the upper class. Upwardly mobile middle class bourgeoisie increasingly tried to identify themselves with the elite through their adopted artistic preferences and their standards of behaviour. They became preoccupied with precise rules of etiquette, such as when to show emotion, the art of elegant dress and graceful conversation and how to act courteously, especially with women. Influential in this new discourse was a series of essays on the nature of politeness in a commercial society, penned by the philosopher Lord Shaftesbury in the early 18th century. Shaftesbury defined politeness as the art of being pleasing in company: 'Politeness' may be defined a dext'rous management of our words and actions, whereby we make other people have better opinion of us and themselves.
Author: Cecil B. Hartley
Release Date: 2015-02
Gentlemen - make sure your conduct is up to scratch! From advice on how to treat ladies, how to behave at a party, and rules for travelling abroad, this handy nineteenth century guidebook will provide entertaining nuggets of wisdom.