Mr Darcy’s Guide to Courtship

Paperback $14.95

Jul 23, 2013 | 192 Pages

  • Paperback $14.95

    Jul 23, 2013 | 192 Pages


“Laugh out loud funny. I really can’t recommend this more to fans of Jane Austen, of the movies, and of the era itself.” — 

“Invites readers into the byzantine and hilarious world of early-19th-century English romance in this faux dating—er, courtship—guide from the protagonist of Pride & Prejudice himself, Fitzwilliam Darcy…Reveals attitudes typical of his particular time and place…many subtle, funny anachronisms…He advises potential suitors to “be tall” or, if this is impossible, “invest in a monstrous tall hat,” and, in typical Darcian bluntness, “ensure that you are not utterly disgusting to behold.” …A delightful job recreating Darcy at his most cranky, aloof, and—yes—charming.”—Publishers Weekly

“Pitch-perfect ability to capture the stodgy—and, of course, prideful and prejudiced—voice of one Mr. Darcy c. 1812 makes this tongue-in-cheek dating guide so utterly and delightfully amusing…This book is sure to have Austen/P&P/Darcy fans swooning.”—The Book Page

“A delightful addition to your library…A seamless work. Some of the selections had me laughing out loud.”—

“Downright hysterical…The things that Darcy would come up with are both exactly what I imagine he would say; just as condescending as ever…This is definitely a fun and quick read that will keep you laughing for a while. I heartily recommend it.”—

“Takes information from real advice manuals and cleverly dishes out the information in connection with a favorite Austen hero. I highly recommend this book!”—Jane Austen Society of North America/Central New Jersey Chapter

“Written in Mr. Darcy’s characteristic blunt, tongue-in-cheek style from before Miss Elizabeth Bennet tempered his opinions, the book takes a lighthearted perspective on courtship and marriage, the practice of which Darcy considers perfectly abominable. The book catches Darcy’s characteristic pride for himself and disdain for all things related to love and marriage, all in his usually offensive manner. The commentary is complete with the inclusion of several humorous caricatures and charts regarding the content. Fun read.”—Deseret News

Top 5 Austen-inspired Nonfiction Book of the Year—

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents
I: Romance in the Regency Era
II: Making Oneself Agreeable
III: Selecting a Wife
IV: Winning her Affections
V: The Proposal
Ask Darcy: Questions from Correspondents

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