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Written by the author of the Young Man's Guide, Young Husband, Young Wife, House I live in, and more, The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence is a book written to encourage holiness in unmarried women from twelve to twenty years old. In this last section of the book, Alcott discusses the importance of punctuality, exercise, sleep, and a woman's ability to support herself if the need arises. Alcott also discusses the proper way a Christian visit should be conducted, the Bible as the best book on manners, health and beauty, ugliness as the result of sin, the importance of neatness, the purpose of clothes and ornaments, the dangers of "dosing and drugging," taking care of the sick as part of a woman's essential education, intellectual improvement, social improvement, and moral progress.
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Alcott, William A., "The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence (Part 3)" (1845). Mother Home & Heaven. 50.