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Mr darcy“He soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien.”

Jane Austen

Mr Dacry is one of the great figures of Romantic Literature, he is more than the leading character in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. He is a Gentlemanly Icon. His initially aloof and cold demeanour is shown to be false and he has a depth of understated passion that  piles through the book. He, alongside a very few male characters in literature, epitomise the Romantic Male.  He stands alongside such Romantic Literary heroes such as Rhett Butler (Gone with the Wind), Sydney Carton (A Tale of Two Cities) and Edmond Dantes (The Count of Montecristo).

If you have yet to read the book, you know who you are, do so over this next few months it is a great read and will add to your Cultural Gentlemanly

We are always saying here at the Perfect Gentleman that we can help you become Mr Darcy.  We can give you the skills to aid you on this Journey (we are relaunching the short courses and events in May) but today with the Worthing World of Words Festival are looking for one that is already fully made.

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

Jane Austen

A Spokesperson for the Worthing World of Words Festival said  “We believe that the men of Sussex are a mighty fine gene pool and we’d like you to recommend the men in your life who are both handsome as well as gentle-manly.”

Let us help them, so if You know a man from Sussex (the County in England for our American Readers) that fits the category and could be the replacement to Colin Firth, then getting writing submissions close on 1st June. Men must be nominated by friends, partners or work colleagues, with a 50 word summary and a photo.

Submissions emailed to

We are delighted to support this endeavour and our own #1PG, Mr Zach Falconer-Barfield will be one of the judges.

Full Details can be found here –

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