Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners

Version: Unabridged
Author: Laura Claridge
Narrator: Christine Williams
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2008
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

The first biography of the iconic woman whose name stands for good manners, Emily Post tells the story of a woman who steadfastly recorded the shifting, tumultuous historical epochs that shaped her-and that she helped shape. From the excesses of the late nineteenth-century Gilded Age, through the horrors of World War I, to the transformations of the Roaring Twenties that gave birth to her magisterial Etiquette, Emily Post unfailingly took the measure of her era. A Baltimore blue blood with a populist heart, she helped the masses live the American dream with her hugely popular book, which has been continuously in print for over eighty-five years.

Author Details

Author Details

Claridge, Laura

Laura Claridge is the author of the biography of painter Tamara DeLempicka as well as books on British Romanticism, Modernism, gender, and psychoanalytic theory. A popular international lecturer, she was professor of English literature at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, for eleven years. She lives in New York City.

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