Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Adapted by Stacy King, A Review

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Publication Date: August 19, 2014

Book Description

Beloved by millions the world over, Pride & Prejudice is delightfully transformed in this bold, new manga adaptation. All of the joy, heartache, and romance of Jane Austen's original, perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga-ka Po Tse, and faithfully adapted by Stacy E. King.


I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher. Here is my honest review.

I recall enjoying Archie comics when I was a kid but as a teen and then into adulthood, comics and graphic novels have not been a genre that I was drawn to.  Perhaps it was the subject matter that tended to be more dark and violent. Despite my earlier hesitations, I requested this adaptation along with the Les Miserables Manga adaptations by Udon Entertainment.  I am so happy that I did!  

The adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Stacy King and Po Tse is beautifully done!  The illustrations are gorgeous; Regency fashion is one of my favorite elements from the period and I adored seeing them portrayed so beautifully and accurately.   The text is also well done and flows nicely along.  There are some parts that seem so true to the writing style and language of Austen. At the same time, there were a few times where it seemed the speech was much more modern, a choice that will make this text appealing to younger readers who may hesitate to delve into a classic.  

I gave this book: 

★ = I did not like it     ★ = It was okay     ★ = I liked it    
★ = I really liked 

Want to Know More?

Visit the Manga Classics website for a glimpse at the artwork. 

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