What is it about Mr Darcy? (Free printable cards)

mr darcy free printable cardOne of Britain’s top sex symbols is over 200 years old. Mr Darcy was 28 years old when he appeared in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1775-1817). The book was originally published in 1813 but he’s still a heartthrob today.

I loved how Elizabeth Bennet dealt with Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy in the novel set in the British Regency period of the early 19th century. My other favourite Mr. Darcy is Colin Firth’s portrayal in the BBC television adaptation of the novel.

BBC’s Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth as Mr Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet is available on DVD  via US Amazon and UK Amazon

And, of course, there is the classic line when Mr Darcy declares to Elizabeth Bennet: “You must allow me to tell you how much I ardently love and admire you.”

I’ve made free printable cards of this famous quote which you can download and print either on A4 or Letter size paper. All you need to do is print on card paper and fold in half.

The free printable Mr Darcy card with love quote in A4 size is available here: Mr Darcy Ardently Love card (A4)

The free printable Mr Darcy card with love quote in Letter size: Mr Darcy Ardently Love card (Letter)

But I thought I’d also let Elizabeth Bennet have her say! I chose the illustration where she asks Mr Darcy: “Now, be sincere; did you admire me for my impertinence?”

pride and prejudice free printable cardThe free printable Elizabeth Bennet card with quote in A4 size is available here: Pride and Prejudice card (A4)

The free printable Elizabeth Bennet card with quote in Letter size is available here: Pride and Prejudice card (Letter)

The illustrations by Charles E Brock on these cards were from an 1895 publication of the Jane Austen novel. I’ve written before how the British Library released over a million copyright free images.

However, my adaptations are for personal use only – not for commercial use. There are some fantastic 17th, 18th, and 19th century illustrations available via Flickr from the British Library, including scenes such as these from Pride and Prejudice, which you can use or adapt according to the Creative Commons public domain waiver.

Do you have a soft spot for Mr Darcy? Have you had your own version in real life? Or a magic moment with a love proposal said as ardently as Elizabeth Bennet’s suitor? Which is your favourite television or film version of him?

What is it about Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice that has captured our imaginations and hearts even in the 21st century?

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  1. I love Mr Darcy, especially the Colin Firth version :) It’s such a wonderful story, and I think we can all relate the awkwardness, miscommunications and honesty of it xx
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  2. A long time crush of mine =) Thanks for sharing #pocolo
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  3. Love Mr Darcy!Thanks for sharing. #pocolo
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  4. Oh, yes, I love him too :-). He is mysterious and kind and a true gentleman, what’s not to love? #PoCoLo
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  5. I don’t what it is about Mr Darcy that captures women’s attention…but there really is something! This is a great idea. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x
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  6. I loved Colin Firth as Mr. D and he’ll always remain my personal interpretation of this legendary character! You’ve brought a whole hunk o’ memories back with this post, Kris! :)

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