The Mirror of Graces: the Final Blush of Accomplishment

How to Possess that “Certain Something” in the tone of your voice, address and expressions


Maxims for Health and Gracefulness

Lydia Marie Child offers heartfelt advice on the rearing of young girls into a life of


Advice to Young Females

Motherly wisdom on finding and accepting a suitable mate.


On the Important Subject of Dress and Fashion

Isabella Beeton addresses the Mistress of the House


“Directions how to make a fire with Lehigh coal”

Period instructions and advice from the Governor’s Butler


Advice to the Cook

From the House Servant’s Directory


Advice to House Servants

Miscellaneous Observations, Compiled for the use of House Servants


How to Write a Novel

Advice from Jane Austen