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Pride and Prejudice (Marvel Illustrated)
     

Pride and Prejudice (Marvel Illustrated)

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by Nancy Butler
 

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Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, Marvel Comics is proud to present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! Two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and fan-favorite Hugo Petrus fathfully adapt the whimsical tale ofLizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off his five

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Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, Marvel Comics is proud to present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! Two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and fan-favorite Hugo Petrus fathfully adapt the whimsical tale ofLizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off his five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness? Pride and Prejudice #1-5.

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Library Journal
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the United States is not Japan, and certainly this is no multivolume manga. We don't savor at length Lizzie's inner monologs or hover along through the Regency social dailiness that contextualizes Austen's comedy of matrimony. To be fair, the basic plot is pretty much here, bonsaied down from Austen's 400-plus pages. And Butler does quite a good job at keeping the continuity while letting each major character have a chance in the spotlight. But Austen's women don't come off well—they all have a similar "superhero female character from central casting" look, seeming even to wear lipstick. The muddy coloring doesn't help either, with too many browns and ochres slathered together to scream, "IN THE PAST." (We shouldn't blame Petrus, a capable Spanish artist who perhaps received misleading direction.) VERDICT This P&P packages Austen's classic for fanboys and newbies. Women readers and Austenites are likely to want more story, more appealing art, and more distinctive female characters. For teens and up.—M.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785170877
Publisher:
Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Marvel Illustrated Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
672,097
File size:
56 MB
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Pride and Prejudice 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
xoxkim2000xox More than 1 year ago
I had heard about Marvel's graphic novel version of Pride and Prejudice on a Jane Austen message board and decided I'd try it out. P&P is my favorite novel so why not. Upon getting the book I instantly delved into reading it and was surprised. Both pleasantly and unpleasantly. The unpleasant part was how comic book it felt. Yes I know Marvel designed it so it's not surprising that it felt like that. It was just odd to see Jane Austen's elegant text put to pictures that sometimes didn't seem to fit. As I was reading I felt like Lizzie's face changed all the time. Not changed like her emotions changed, but that it was a different character. Not sure - it could just be me! The pleasant part about the book was that they stayed fairly true to the original text. Obviously some things had to be cut/shortened but the dialogue is pretty true to Austen's writing. I was exceedingly thrilled about that because honestly Austen was an amazing writer. It's why we still read her books today! All in all if you're looking for a fun read and want to revisit P&P but don't have the time to read the whole novel again, pull up a chair and read this version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book in paper back and I loved it! I think it was refering to the movie with Kara Nightly, because some pictures look alot like her. I love this book soo uch but i think think they should make more. Yeah yeah the ending said THE END i still tkink thay scould make more. But other than that i loved it.
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Wittgenstein's Nephew, by Thomas Bernhard In one wing of an Austrian hospital Thomas Bernhard (the author's fictionalized narrator), lies recovering from a lung ailment. From the wing reserved for the mentally ill a patient comes in search of him. Paul, related to the famous philosopher Wittgenstein, is the beloved friend of all his days. With flashbacks framing the most deliciously idiosyncratic character studies anywhere in literature, we savor Paul, fast car enthusiast, musical savant, gentle spirit progressively going mad and impecunious while squandering a massive fortune, and roll our eyes in delight at Thomas, whose virulent fulminations seem to extend not only unsparingly to tout le monde, but even to nature itself, which he despises (!). Austrians, his fellow-countrymen whom he particularly targeted, had a word for him: Nestbeschmutzer-one who dirties his own nest.
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