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Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship
by Emily Brand


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Top 5 Austen-inspired Nonfiction Book of the Year - Austenprose.com

Inspired by the works of Jane Austen, the amusingly tongue-in-cheek Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship is written from the perspective of Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy and closely based on real Regency advice manuals.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Top 5 Austen-inspired Nonfiction Book of the Year - Austenprose.com

Inspired by the works of Jane Austen, the amusingly tongue-in-cheek Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship is written from the perspective of Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy and closely based on real Regency advice manuals. It is a hilarious and irreverent picture of the social mores of the period and of how men thought about women and sheds amusing light on men of the modern age, too Readers can dip into different sections for Darcy's views on a myriad of issues, including "What Females Want," "The Deceptions of Beautiful Women" and Winning Their Affections, Flattery, Making Conversation, and Flirting " Also included are sections written by Pride and Prejudice's Miss Caroline Bingley and Mr Darcy's correspondence with famous Regency figures including the Duke of Wellington."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781908402592
  • ISBN-10: 1908402598
  • Publisher: Old House
  • Publish Date: July 2013
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 4.93 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Humor > Topic - Men, Women & Relationships
Books > History > Europe - Great Britain - General
Books > History > Modern - 18th Century

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-05-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

An English historian 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. Though he offers very little in the way of advice that will be useful in today’s dating world, Darcy, “dictating” to Brand (The Georgian Bawdyhouse), reveals attitudes typical of his particular time and place through discussions on English stoicism, remarks about the “weaker feminine intellect,” and recommendations to pursue your cousins and eschew “dandyism.” In one of many subtle, funny anachronisms, Darcy invokes Jay-Z’s song “99 Problems,” claiming “while I am beset by nigh on one hundred grievances, a vexatious female need not be counted among them.” 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.” Other Austen characters make appearances as well. Emma Woodhouse pens “An Apology for Single Ladies,” Darcy mocks William Collins’s pickup lines, and Caroline Bingley suggests treating acne with mercury paste. Brand has done a delightful job recreating Darcy at his most cranky, aloof, and—yes—charming. (July)

 
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