Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor

Author(s): Fitzwilliam Darcy


'Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship' is no ordinary Regency courtship manual, composed as it is by a Fitzwilliam Darcy as yet unmellowed by contact with Elizabeth Bennet. Full of entirely justified pride and meticulously cultivated prejudice, Jane Austen's most famous (and most fancied) hero here reveals the secrets of his success with the opposite sex, offering hints to both ladies and gentlemen on the rules of courtship, including making oneself agreeable, identifying an appropriate partner and how to escape the unwanted attentions of rogues and fortune-hunters. Also includes: beauty tips from Caroline Bingley, thoughts on the improper courtship techniques of Messrs Wickham and Mr Collins, reflections on spinsterhood by Miss Emma Woodhouse, and Darcy's advice to his many illustrious correspondents including Lord Byron, the Duke of Wellington and Mr Willoughby of Combe Magna.


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"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."--BookPage

Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy

Introduction /Making Oneself Agreeable /Selecting a Suitable Partner /To Capture her Heart /Expressing One's Intentions /Preparations for Matrimony

General Fields

  • : 9781908402592
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : Old House Books
  • : 0.318
  • : May 2013
  • : 185mm X 120mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fitzwilliam Darcy
  • : 224
  • : 224
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 306.70207
  • : 306.70207