For many a modern girl, there is no better escape from the stress of everyday life than a day spent watching the 6-hour BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, fantasizing over landing her own Mr. Darcy. Based in the world of Jane Austen’s novels, but filled with contemporary insights, The Jane Austen Handbook fuels the fantasy of a romantic life spent exchanging witty asides with dashing young gentlemen in Regency England. The book provides step-by-step instructions for proper comportment as a young lady. You’ll discover: How to behave at your first ball; How to indicate interest in a gentleman without seeming forward; How to decline an unwanted marriage proposal; and How to throw a dinner party. The Jane Austen Handbook is an elegant, literary extension of Quirk’s very successful handbook series. This charmingly illustrated book not only provides step-by-step instructions for navigating the travails of Regency manners, it also acts as a companion to present-day readers and filmgoers, explaining the ins and outs of the class system, currency, dress, and nuances of graceful living. 35 2-color Illustrations


  • 240 pages
  • 5 x 7 inches
  • 1 color

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