Post, Emily


Post, Emily

biographical name

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Emily Post.—Brown Brothers

(born Oct. 27, 1872 or Oct. 3, 1873, Baltimore, Md., U.S.—died Sept. 25, 1960, New York, N.Y.) U.S. authority on etiquette. She was educated in private schools in New York City. At the turn of the century her straitened circumstances compelled her to begin writing light fiction and magazine articles. At her publisher's suggestion, she undertook her major work, Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage (originally Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home), in 1922; unlike earlier writers on the subject, she directed her commonsense views to the ordinary person of moderate means. The book appeared in 10 editions and 90 printings in her lifetime. The outpouring of letters it provoked inspired her newspaper column, which became widely syndicated.

Variants of POST, EMILY

Post, Emily orig. Emily Price

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