The Jane Austen Rules
What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Witty scholar Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us—read after read—almost two hundred years later?
Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or just admire Colin Firth in his wet T-shirt, the romance of Jane Austen’s world is one you’ll never forget. Does love like that even exist today? Yes, it does!
If you look closely at Jane Austen’s books, as Murphy has, you’ll discover Austen’s countless tips for women on finding the right leading man, navigating the ups and downs of courtship, and building a happy, independent life for yourself.
You’ll also learn:
• How to flirt like a regular Lizzy Bennet.
• To lead a conversation with a man (even if he’s leading the dance).
• When to ignore advice from your girlfriends and listen to your mother.
• How to discuss your future with your own Mr. Darcy.
Whether you’re in the throes of early dating or pondering a leap in a long-term relationship, The Jane Austen Rules is your essential guide to approaching love with, well, sense and sensibility.