Pride and Prejudice (Manga Classics)

Pride and Prejudice (Manga Classics)

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by Po Tse, Jane Austen
     
 

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.See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
The classic story of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is well known. Full of wit, humor, and stinging social commentary, the original book tells the story of five unmarried daughters, chief among them Elizabeth Bennet, and their difficulties in navigating English society at the turn of the 19th century. The complex attraction between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy is one of the most celebrated romantic entanglements in literature. This book, however, is the manga comic version. Manga originated in Japan and is ideally suited for the Japanese language, but this book is in English. Manga comic panels are read from right to left, each page begins in the right-hand corner, and the “back” of the book is the “front.” This book is 368 pages long, which is longer than Austen’s original, and the plot is continually interrupted by sidebars trying to explain what is happening. Inserts containing character identifications, since the publisher appears to have little or no confidence that readers can tell the characters apart, also halt the plot. The dialog is dumbed down and the original story’s wit has been stripped. The cover art is in various shades of pink and the cartoon panels are in black and white, all of which reflects a basic lack of understanding of Austen’s views of women and their roles in society. The advertisement on the inside of the back cover says that the book is intended for young adults, and that it is a “great way” for adult readers to rediscover the classics. But it’s hard to fathom the real audience for this version. If young adults or adults want to enjoy Pride and Prejudice, they should read the original. Manga is an art form and has a place in culture, but this is not it. Part of the “Manga Classics” series. Reviewer: Leona Illig; Ages 15 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781927925188
Publisher:
UDON Entertainment Corporation
Publication date:
08/19/2014
Edition description:
Manga Classics
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
251,458
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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