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The Descent of Manners By Andrew St.George

The Descent of Manners
by Andrew St.George

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Looking at the subtle and often bizarre codes of manners that ruled all aspects of Victorian life, this book demonstrates how far "manners" permeated the Victorian mentality, and draws links between etiquette books and sermons to the Great Exhibition and the place of women.
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The Descent of Manners: Etiquette, Rules and the Victorians by Andrew St.George

Looking at the subtle and often bizarre codes of manners that ruled all aspects of Victorian life, Andrew St George demonstrates how far "manners" permeated the Victorian mentality, from the way they talked, dressed, furnished their houses and courted their wives to the way they saw the world, judged their achievements and expressed their inner feelings through literature. He draws links between etiquette books and sermons to the Great Exhibition and the place of women, considers the new "democratic" manners of America, financial speculation and scandal, Darwinian science and decadent verse.

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GOR001948132
The Descent of Manners: Etiquette, Rules and the Victorians by Andrew St.George
Andrew St.George
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1993-07-01
352
0701136235
9780701136239
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