However, I didn't so much like the analysis of modern-day dating scenarios or setting out of actual rules which, like I said, contradicted themselves at times.
In short, if like me you are just picking this book up to get your Austen-fix, you should probably think about reading something else, but if you are an avid reader of dating guides, I imagine that this one will probably prove more helpful than guides that tell you not to call on certain days and time your calls when you are actually allowed to make them etc. I was quite a bit aprehensive when I started reading this book because when I picked it up I didn't realize it was actually a dating guide...
Jane Austen's Guide to Dating is, actually, a pretty insightful book about dating since Austen wrote such thorough, timeless archetypal characters who have thorough, timeless archetypal relationships (and no, there is no such thing as a real Mr. But it's also a very, very funny book (for people who like Jane Austen and thus get it) and a sly analysis of Austen's works and characters. It's had some impressive travels in its less-than-one-year tenure as my book. This is my first time reading a book about dating, it was not so much a self help book. In one chapter it highlighted the point that you should not play hard to get and try to appear hard to resist. I just thought it was another attention-seeking, non-literal book title, and would actually be a fictional story based around retelling a Jane Austen novel in a modern setting or something like that, which I'm a sucker for.
In short, you should be friends with Jessica so you can get great presents like this, too. It was more of a discussion of all the romantic characters in all six of Jane Austen's lovely novels. Some of them are very helpful such as "If you like someone, make it clear that you do." In the chapter it stresses the point that you should not pl This is my first time reading a book about dating, it was not so much a self help book. I enjoyed reading it tremendously and never thought that it is actually a self help book and dating guides! But now that I know the truth, I am absolutely mortified and panic-strickenly creating theories about what must be running through the head of my charity-shop co-worker who served me when I bought this.
Last Christmas, along with my silver Ravenclaw bookmark clip, she gave me this book, partly as jab at me (duh) and partly because we both love Jane Austen (and Doctor Who marathons). But now that I know the truth, I am absolutely mortified and panic-strickenly creating theories about what must be running through the head of my charity-shop co-worker who This is going to sound really stupid, but I really didn't realise that this was an actual dating guide. I was startled when I saw there's actually a quiz at the end of the book to see what kind of heroine you are and a summary of all Jane's novels, and character analysis of romantic character. Hah, funny how things like quizzes really affect me how I want to be one of Jane's heroine!I am a firm believer that Jane Austen was a great and wise observer of life and character and that her wisdom transcends time, and so I enjoyed the parts of the book looking at her work.I'd never read a dating guide before and d I was quite a bit aprehensive when I started reading this book because when I picked it up I didn't realize it was actually a dating guide...I'd never read a dating guide before and don't actually enjoy self-help-type books but I guess the advice given by the author here is pretty sensible and the information and chapters are very well-organized.Utiliz There was never a more astute chronicler of the hits and near-misses of love than Jane Austen. I'm also 90% positive that the majority of the "real life" examples were ma This was not a good book.