- Save 10% on selected children’s books, compliments of Amazon Family Promotion exclusive for Prime members .
Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor Paperback – 10 Jun 2013
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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) --Publisher's Weekly
'... an entertaining bonbon of a book which made me laugh out loud on almost every page ... a book that will be read aloud, to general mirth, when people are passing the port and Stilton at the end of their Christmas dinner. Witty and delightfully illustrated.' --Jane Austen's Regency World
About the Author
Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy
Top customer reviews
This is a tongue-in-cheek book, which while not taking itself too seriously, does not overdo the wit either. I read it cover to cover for the purpose of review, but it could just as easily be dipped in and out of and I can imagine revisiting parts, if not all of this book again. It is an absolute must-read for all Austen fans.
I rate it 5/5.
I received an advanced reader copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Mr Darcy (£10,000 a year) has not only chosen my Lizzie for his wife (which greatly vexed Lady Catherine
De Burgh) but now he is a world famous author. I have burned all of Mr Bennetts candles and spent a great
deal of time in his privte study reeading all of Mr Darcy's excellent advice to eligible young men planning to
take advantage of balls this Summer. What a fine wordsmith he is and so eloquant in his turn of phrase.
A literary genius! He will expose my younger (as yet unmarried) daughters to the attentions of young
men of elevaated staus and I am quite delighted. I think every young man should purchase a copy to
ensure he does not make any displeasing remarks resulting in disgrace for all of his relations. That
puts me in mind of something....I must write to Mr Collins to tell him of our news.
A footnote from Mr Bennett to to all rich young men: I have two daughters umarried, neither are very accomplished,
one sings very ill and the other is very silly but there are not offensive to look at and can expect £5000 on my
demise. All enquiries to Longbourne (as soon as may be please)
Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship is an invaluable guide through the rocky roads of love and marriage and is to be highly commended.
In short, it is funny to the point of laugh-out-loud (not at all a ladylike exhibition of manners). I even read the passage about Sharpe out to my husband, who is a great Sharpe fan, and he loved it.
The best thing I've read in a long while.
Brand captures Darcy perfectly, sometimes he was such a giant knob I almost cried laughing. It was really interesting seeing how dating used to work, although I'm very glad that it's no longer like that! A great read for any Austen fan, or someone pining after their Darcy!