Bartleby.com Publishes Emily Posts Etiquette on the Web
New York; Dec. 1, 1999Bartleby.comthe Webs original source of the most sought-after reference booksannounces the exclusive publication of the 627-page first edition of Emily Posts Etiquette (www.bartleby.com/95/).
Etiquette will surprise any reader not familiar with the thoughtfulness and style of this author of six novels and many essays and short stories. Far from being a proscriber of minutiae, Post the philosopher offers a way of living: Manners are made up of trivialities of deportment which can be easily learned if one does not happen to know them; manner is personalitythe outward manifestation of ones innate character and attitude toward life. (A collection of quotations from Etiquette is available at www.bartleby.com/sv/postquotes.html.)
Post was convinced to write Etiquette after finding only inaccurate and incomplete information sources on the topic. Just as Post applied her insight into social usage to bring the Best Society into every Americans home, Bartleby.com is pleased to fill the need on the Web for high-quality reference works freely available to every reader, said Steven van Leeuwen, Publisher and Founder of Bartleby.com.
Bartleby.com published the very first classic book
on the Web in 1994, and over five years later continues to lead the
innovative field of Web publishing; for example, the publication of
Posts Etiquette includes a fully hypertexted subject index, which allows the reader to jump directly from over 1,500 alphabetic subject entries to the most relevant of the 2,600 paragraphs in this 38-chapter book.
The preeminent publisher of free online books, Bartleby.com (www.bartleby.com) began as a personal research experiment in 1993 and within one year published the first classic book on the Web. Since then Bartleby.com has grown with the patronage of millions of loyal readers to incorporate in 1999 and engage a staff of editors and Internet professionals who select, design, and create an innovative electronic book experience.