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The American Woman Abroad

Written and profusely illustrated
by

Blanche McManus
New York
Dodd, Mead and Company
1911
Copyright, 1911, By
Dodd, Mead and Company
Published, October, 1911
The Quinn & Boden Co. Press
Rahway, NJ



FOREWORD

    THE American Woman needs no introduction abroad.

     Always she is the most welcome of the throngs of self-invited guests who attend the great annual "At Home" which the European world holds for the visiting strangers, an entertainment that is becoming an all the year around function.

     All that Europe has to offer is hers on call, so long as she radiates that graciousness and appreciation which everywhere distinguishes her--the most vivacious and distinctive feminine personality of all the women of the world to be seen on the European Playground.

     To the American woman abroad is due the credit of having so far influenced the conventions and traditions of the Old World as to have it recognise and accept with good grace (in so far at least as her own actions are concerned) a new standard of feminine conduct--freer and more independent than its own, but none the less modest and self-protective.

     The scheme of the following chapters is that of discursive comments on the more intimate and personal phases of life in European countries which might be of interest to the American woman at home or abroad; whether she is the casual summer bird of passage across the Atlantic, or is planning a house-hunting tour of Europe, or only wants to read about it comfortably at home.

     In this book, it is hoped, will be found set forth fairly and correctly the results of the observations of one who has tried to study the values in the foreign picture with an open mind.

Toulon, France. B. McM.



THE COST OF LIVING ABROAD


SERVANTS AND THE SERVANT QUESTION


FOREIGN MARKETS AND MARKETING


SOME HOUSEKEEPING EXPERIENCES


THE LONE WOMAN TRAVELLER


TIPS AND TIPPING

THE EUROPEAN SHOPPING TOUR


CLOTHES AND THE WOMAN


THE MEN DRESSMAKERS OF PARIS AND LONDON


THE SOCIAL SIDE


CITIES OF PLEASURE


THE COUNTRY HOTELS OF EUROPE


WOMAN AND THE EUROPEAN HOTEL


LIGHT REFRESHMENTS


THE WOMAN TRAVELLER AND THE FRENCH CAFÉ


SOME GERMAN SPAS


ARTISTS' SKETCHING-GROUNDS ABROAD


WINTER SPORTS IN SWITZERLAND


THE WOMAN AND THE CAR


THE TOURING CLUB DE FRANCE AND HOW IT AIDS THE TRAVELLER


FRENCH LAW FOR FOREIGNERS





VILLA LIFE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE


THE WATER SUPPLY

BIRTHDAY GIFTS


A MEDITERRANEAN MARKET


A BLANCHISSEUSE OF NORMANDY


THE WAY AROUND ALGERIA


WHEN THE NATIVE LADY GOES SHOPPING IN NORTH AFRICA


SOCIETY DINES OUT OF DOORS


ON THE RIVIERA


ON THE COTE D'EMERAUD----NORMANDY


HOTEL GARDEN--MONTREUX


THE HOUR OF THE APERITIF


DÉJEUNER--HOTEL BELLEVUE LES ANDELYS


FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE COOK

A COUNTRY HOTEL OF FRANCE