Manners for Millionaires
‘The British Museum could, after slight alteration, be recommended as a comfortable town Villa for the Season, but the stabling is indifferent’
‘Only the finest Tasmanian tin should be employed in the construction of the Heronry, and the Golf Course should be laid down at right angles to this.’
‘The Completed Capitalist will appreciate the advisability of keeping a paternal eye upon the selection of the LadyHousemaids and the Scullion-Wenches’
‘As the French say, if you wish to be richeyou must start de nouveau.’
Originally published in 1901, Manners for Millionairesanswers
the cry for instruction and guidance from the aspiring rich: ‘our readers as still belong to the Pauper, Practically Pauper and Comparatively Pauper strata of society – those, we mean, with less than £5000 a year and fewer than seventeen spare bedrooms – will naturally feel grateful for a few introductory directions towards ameliorating their condition.’ Following the course from penury to plenty, this book is intended to help readers ascend the staircase of Prosperity. There is also a special chapter devoted specifically to American millionaires.