Jane Austen a model of manners

A recent New York Times article references Jane Austen as a model of a time in which manners were important. The article is about the loss of manners...Enjoy!

Op-Ed Contributor
It’s My Party, and You Have to Answer
Published: March 14, 2010

HERE’S an etiquette experiment for you: E-mail an invitation for a party, one month out, to 45 friends. Request an R.S.V.P. Provide a follow-up e-mail message, two weeks later, politely reminding them to get back to you.

How many will?

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