Review: Mr Darcy’s Guide to Courtship by Emily Brand

Mr. Darcy's Guid to Courtship - Emily BrandPublisher: Old House (July 23rd 2013)
Paperback: 192 pages
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

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.

Review:

“The romancers of this world would have you believe that where the yearnings of the heart is concerned, we all have a better in ourselves than any other person. I must undeceive you of this preposterous notion. In truth, there is no better guide than this book, I congratulate you for advancing your cause so unreservedly by your purchase if this book.

A entertaining guide to courtship by the titular Mr. Darcy (of Pride and Prejudice), where he provides those less unfortunately gifted a way to win a bride. He’s actually has graciously even provides tips for the ladies and even working class!

This guide provides us with the all important necessary information, such as making oneself agreeable, to selecting a wife, to winning her affections (because of course just because you choose her, doesn’t mean she’ll choose you), and other helpful tips such as what to do if your charms are limited To make it (or if you don’t have any).
An easy guide to follow, Mr. Darcy has provided us with pictures, list and check boxes. There are even guest writers, such as Miss Caroline Bingley, to provided us with even more information to finding that oh so important someone.

Overall, a funny guide to the world of 19th century courtship. Mr. Darcy can be a bit pretentious and pompous, but suppose when he’s gifted with all things, it’s a little bit expected. Easy to follow with entertaining lists, pictures and examples for clarity, you too in now time with find that perfect special someone.

{*Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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