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The Benevolence of Manners: Recapturing the Lost Art of Gracious Victorian Living Paperback – May 5, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (May 5, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060987456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060987459
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Linda S. Lichter is co-director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs in Washington D.C. With her husband, Bob Lichter, she has co-authored The Media Elite and Watching America, and she has written for The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, The New York Times, and other publications.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 2000
It was wonderful to discover that a woman traveling alone in Victorian America could do so without fear of molestation. In our enlightened era, we can't do that today at High Noon! They must have been doing something right, those Victorians. After reading this book, I don't see how any woman could bristle at a man holding a door open for her. Some still do, thank God and I'm ALWAYS grateful! The most important message in the book for me was that everyone should strive to be a better person in everyway. Amen to that!!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 1999
Those were the days!... when boys were raised to be honorable men and a man who was rude to a woman would be shunned.
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I had a great time reading this book. I only wish there had been more practical information on how to proceed on bringing back the charm of Victorian living to our daily lives.
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