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The American Woman Abroad
Written and profusely illustrated
Dodd, Mead and Company
Copyright, 1911, By
Dodd, Mead and Company
Published, October, 1911
The Quinn & Boden Co. Press
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
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
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
THE HOUR OF THE APERITIF
DÉJEUNER--HOTEL BELLEVUE LES ANDELYS
FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE COOK
A COUNTRY HOTEL OF FRANCE