What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us almost two hundred years later?
Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or just admired Colin Firth in his wet 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 the women of Jane Austen’s books, as the witty scholar Sinéad Murphy has, you’ll discover Austen’s countless tips for finding the right leading man, navigating the ups and downs of courtship, and building a happy, independent life for yourself.
|Publisher:||Melville House Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
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Table of Contents
The Real Thing 3
Rule 1 Be a Woman, Not a Girl 11
Rule 2 Find a Man, Not a Guy 21
Rule 3 Listen to What They Say 31
Rule 4 Dress Up 43
Rule 5 Be Quite Independent 53
Rule 6 Don't Just Sit There, Say Something! 67
Rule 7 No Girlfriends 81
Rule 8 Prove It 91
Rule 9 Don't just Sit There, Do Something! 101
Rule 10 Have Great Expectations 115
Reader, Marry Him! 127