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A Manual Of Etiquette #eBook Available Free Online

a manual of etiquette

My favorite etiquette guide is a very old book called A Manual Of Etiquette. It’s available online to read for free, and I recently found out it’s also available for free download on pretty much any eReader. This wonderful book offers timeless advice that puts Ms. Emily Post to shame, from how to handle embarrassing situations and delicate party planning etiquette,  to how to socialize after marriage and how to treat people in need. It’s the ultimate guide in good manners (which seem to be very lacking today).

There are errors in the text because the various eBook editions of A Manual Of Etiquette were created by a group of volunteers, and it’s pretty long so it probably took them quite a bit of time to do, but I’m so impressed that they made the effort to make this available and that I can now download the eBook onto my eReader. The original was written in 1887 before copyright laws came into effect, so it’s an open source book for anyone to enjoy and share from.

Download A Manual of Etiquette (choose the version you’d like to download from the left column).

  • Kelly

    This is really cool – thanks for sharing!

  • Michelle Jackson Rowe

    Thanks for this… I’ve just downloaded it and read the first few pages… it’s amazing how after all these years, there are some things that remain exactly the same!

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    Very interesting, thanks 🙂

  • Zippy Sandler

    Very cool – I’d love to share this with my readers. Thank you.

  • Tammy

    Very cool – thank you! I think we may use this in our homeschool.

  • This sounds fun for a plane ride or something. I should DL it for my ebook too. I’ll bet there’s a combo of good advice and silly old fashioned stuff!

  • Penelope

    Aren’t they just timeless? It’s incredible how much we’ve lost today when it comes to the little things that make society lovely.

  • Interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  • 1stopmom

    I remember taking a etiquette class when I was younger. I still remember everything I was taught. I share those tips with my kids too.

  • absalom ochieng

    This is AWESOME