A Guide to Class and Refinement
We may celebrate the diminishing social class system, but genteel manners have been forgotten, with gallantry and chivalry abandoned. However, there still exists an old ruling class that continues to behave with the same values, deportment, and traditions. One can’t help but admire the dignified and respectful way they conduct their lives. Even though they may no longer have their original fortunes, they continue to live gracefully. They are a society of the finest class.
In “Becoming a Woman of the Finest Class,” the author shows how one can acquire a similar appearance of gentility and finesse. She draws from her studies of the history of civilization, the nobility, and the aristocracy, as well as her observations of the modern elite, to explore and dissect the mysterious qualities of class.
This book is largely an extension of my article titled “How to Be Classy.” I have four sections in the book, which I believe unlocks the understanding of how “class” came about.
The first offers a bit of history and definitions; the second is on values, which govern behavior. The third is on characteristics or class distinctions, and the fourth is on education (a non-exhaustive reference).
Why did I write the book?
The words “class” and “classy” are mysterious ones. If you talk to people from different races and cultures, they can almost always agree on who is classy or what is not classy. But if you ask each one to give a reasonable explanation, you’ll find yourself dissatisfied with the answers.
In a similar way to how I described in one of my newsletters how Kate Middleton was “elevatable” (not a real word) and positioned to marry a prince, “Becoming a Woman of the Finest Class” is all about this.
Now, I have to let you know that this is not an academic paper but my personal observations, study, and opinions of those in the finer classes over a period of 10 years. There are far more “scientific”’ studies out there, written for people who study psychology, sociology, and anthropology. I, on the other hand, wrote it for myself, simply as a person who wants to be the best she can be. This book is just one way of doing that.
This is a sample of the (non-exhaustive) topics. Please see product pictures to preview some pages of the book.
Section 1 – Definition of Class and History
Origins of Social Class
Beauty of Proper Bearing
Attributes of Class and Its Measure
Needs Before Refinement
Section 2 – Pedigree Values
Values of the Finest Class
Where Do These Values Come From?
How Does a Fine Woman Value People?
The Class Act
Section 3 – Class Distinctions
What Distinguishes the People of Class (a big section)
Expanding Your References
Section 4 – Education
More on the How-To’s: Guide to Taking Action.
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