Pride and Prejudice (Manga Classics)

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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.

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Overview

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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781927925188
  • Publisher: UDON Entertainment Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/19/2014
  • Edition description: Manga Classics
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 223,598
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted January 4, 2015

    It can be acknowledged, Jane Austen lacks the usage of imagery (

    It can be acknowledged, Jane Austen lacks the usage of imagery (due to her era, which was before Andersen had popularized it); I read this edition before I read the entire novel, and it actually helped me enjoy the novel more because I alas could identify and give character to her myriad of characters. I recommend this edition to anyone who enjoys splendid art and classical adaptations!

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  • Posted August 13, 2014

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    I don't normally read manga, but I adore Pride and Prejudice, so

    I don't normally read manga, but I adore Pride and Prejudice, so when I saw this, I had to read it. And, I'm really glad I did! It was an absolutely lovely adaption of the classic and I really liked it. Definitely something any Austen fan would want to read.

    The transition from book to manga was well done. All the important scenes were included and everything was well illustrated, from the characters, to the lavish settings of the story. It translated the book to manga, while still staying true to the story, which I really appreciated. Honestly, I thought it was just lovely.

    This manga adaption of Pride and Prejudice was a success for sure and I really liked it. Austen fans, this is something you'll definitely want to check out.

    *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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