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.
Title: Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor, Author: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Publisher: Osprey Publishing, ISBN: 9781908402592, $14.95, Release Date: July 23, 2013
This has to be one of the best books that I have read for while! I was laughing hysterically every time I read it.
Every Janeite will be amused as Mr. Darcy lends his advice on courtship. My favorite section had to be the ask Darcy section, although the ‘What Females Want’ section was amusing too. This book is sure to please fans of Pride & Prejudice.
I read the e-arc, although I am very eager to get my hands on the finished copy.