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This Hand-Book for Home Improvement is a collection of four handbooks: "How to Write," "How to Talk," "How to Behave," and "How to Do Business." This second section of the volume includes the handbooks for "How to Talk" and "How to Behave." "How to Talk" includes an introduction to conversation, a chapter on the history of language, a history of the English language, and an explanation of the parts of speech in English. It also includes an explanation of the arrangement of words and pronunciation, corrections for common errors, and guidelines for public speaking and debating. The beginning of "How to Behave" includes an introduction to etiquette, personal habits, dress, self-culture, principles of American manners, every-day life, and etiquette for particular occasions.
Fowler and Wells
New York, NY
English language, conversation etiquette, debate, public speaking, pronunciation, etymology, politeness, manners, etiquette, personal habits, self improvement, dress, clothing
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Fowler and Wells Company; Etiquette--United States; Speech; Conversation; Lexicology; English language--Spoken English--United States; Clothing and dress; Self-culture
Unknown, "Hand-Book for Home Improvement (Part Two)" (1887). Mother Home & Heaven. 73.