Not what the title might suggest- but a book designed for the newly wed. A handbook of wifely duties starts off with some maxims that may guide the bride towards the emotional stability of her new home but concentrates largely on its mechanical handling. Chapters devoted to finances, furnishing, cooking, sewing, entertaining, life in the city as versus life in the country, and general housekeeping, set the tone. Within each there is information about running a smooth life in various sets of circumstances which women, who have not picked it up before, will appreciate. Though the husband figures too, in much of this, he is definitely in the background- to be catered to or cajoled into taking an interest in home things. Advice is spread in tone and quality to cover as wide an audience as possible.