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Is the man Iandrsquo;m dating Mr. Darcy in disguise. . . or simply a jerk?
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Itandrsquo;s been two centuries since Jane Austen penned Pride and Prejudice and her many other classic novels, yet her adroit observations on the social landscape and profound insights into human nature are as relevant now as they were in her time. If only those of us in need of some good advice today had the opportunity to sit down and tap even a few drops from Austenandrsquo;s great reservoirs of wisdom. Well, now we do. . . .
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In Miss Jane Austenandrsquo;s Guide to Modern Lifeandrsquo;s Dilemmas, Rebecca Smith channels her great-great-great-great-great auntandrsquo;s senseandmdash;and, of course, her sensibilityandmdash;to help readers navigate their most pressing problems. Drawing on Austenandrsquo;s novels, letters, and unpublished writings, Smith supplies readers with wise and wonderful counsel for living well in the 21st century. From instruction on how to gracefully andldquo;unfriendandrdquo; someone on Facebook to answers for such timeless questions as andldquo;Can a man ever really change?andrdquo; this book enables readers to nimbly navigate lifeandrsquo;s most tricky terrain with the good sense, good manners, and abundant humor that are the mark of any great Austen heroine.
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Sensible, savvy, and funny, Miss Jane Austenandrsquo;s Guide to Modern Lifeandrsquo;s Dilemmas cleverly answers every Austen fanandrsquo;s most earnest question: What would Jane do?
and#160;
Replete with lovely Austen-inspired color illustrations, as well as quotes from Austenandrsquo;s various novels to support the advice given, this book is the ideal gift for the Jane Austen fanatic in your life.

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Is the man I’m dating Mr. Darcy in disguise. . . or simply a jerk?
 
It’s been two centuries since Jane Austen penned Pride & Prejudice and her many other classic novels, yet her adroit observations on the social landscape and profound insights into human nature are as relevant now as they were in her time. If only those of us in need of some good advice today had the opportunity to sit down and tap even a few drops from Austen’s great reservoirs of wisdom. Well, now we do. . . .
 
In Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas, Rebecca Smith channels her great-great-great-great-great aunt’s sense—and, of course, her sensibility—to help readers navigate their most pressing problems. Drawing on Austen’s novels, letters, and unpublished writings, Smith supplies readers with wise and wonderful counsel for living well in the 21st century. From instruction on how to gracefully “unfriend” someone on Facebook to answers for such timeless questions as “Can a man ever really change?” this book enables readers to nimbly navigate life’s most tricky terrain with the good sense, good manners, and abundant humor that are the mark of any great Austen heroine.
 
Sensible, savvy, and funny, Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas cleverly answers every Austen fan’s most earnest question: What would Jane do?
 
Replete with lovely Austen-inspired color illustrations, as well as quotes from Austen’s various novels to support the advice given, this book is the ideal gift for the Jane Austen fanatic in your life.

About the Author

Rebecca Smith is a chip off the old block; in addition to being Jane Austen’s great-great-great-great-great niece, she’s followed her famous forbearer’s footsteps and devoted her life to writing. Rebecca was the first official writer in residence at Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, England. She teaches creative writing at the University of Southampton, and is the author of The Bluebird Café, Happy Birthday and All That, and A Bit of Earth. This is her first nonfiction book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399160615
Author:
Smith, Rebecca
Publisher:
Tarcher
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
REFERENCE / Etiquette
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
5.75 x 8.13 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Is the man I’m dating Mr. Darcy in disguise. . . or simply a jerk?
 
It’s been two centuries since Jane Austen penned Pride & Prejudice and her many other classic novels, yet her adroit observations on the social landscape and profound insights into human nature are as relevant now as they were in her time. If only those of us in need of some good advice today had the opportunity to sit down and tap even a few drops from Austen’s great reservoirs of wisdom. Well, now we do. . . .
 
In Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas, Rebecca Smith channels her great-great-great-great-great aunt’s sense—and, of course, her sensibility—to help readers navigate their most pressing problems. Drawing on Austen’s novels, letters, and unpublished writings, Smith supplies readers with wise and wonderful counsel for living well in the 21st century. From instruction on how to gracefully “unfriend” someone on Facebook to answers for such timeless questions as “Can a man ever really change?” this book enables readers to nimbly navigate life’s most tricky terrain with the good sense, good manners, and abundant humor that are the mark of any great Austen heroine.
 
Sensible, savvy, and funny, Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas cleverly answers every Austen fan’s most earnest question: What would Jane do?
 
Replete with lovely Austen-inspired color illustrations, as well as quotes from Austen’s various novels to support the advice given, this book is the ideal gift for the Jane Austen fanatic in your life.
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