Pride and Prejudice: Manga Classics

Pride and Prejudice: Manga Classics

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Pride and Prejudice: Manga Classics 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Featherson More than 1 year ago
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!
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
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
ForTheArtOfIt 7 months ago
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.
majormajormajor More than 1 year ago
I didn't feel like this manga stayed true to the spirit of Pride and Prejudice. It could be a good introduction for someone who has never read it. I did think the characters and how they were drawn were well done, but it just lacked some of the fire and wit of Austen's original book.
majormajormajor More than 1 year ago
I didn't feel like this manga stayed true to the spirit of Pride and Prejudice. It could be a good introduction for someone who has never read it. I did think the characters and how they were drawn were well done, but it just lacked some of the fire and wit of Austen's original book.
LanasBookNook More than 1 year ago
Let me start out by saying that I have indeed read the original "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen, and I loved it. I found this book because one day I was browsing the manga section at Barnes & Noble with my boyfriend (who LOVES manga). During this time, I had little interest in manga. Eventually, I spotted this manga adaption of Pride & Prejudice and I knew I had to read it. There didn't seem to be one important part of the novel that was forgotten in the novel. As a matter of fact, I found myself more emotionally invested in this manga than I was in the original novel. The romantic aspect of the story was beautifully portrayed in both drawing and writing. There were a few times I would even find myself giggling and laughing because of the light humor. I found the ending of this manga to be a lot more satisfying than the original novel as well. The personality of each character was so well defined and I adored the witty writing. Whether you have read the original novel or not, I certainly recommend this manga!
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This was so lovely! Pride and Prejudice is one if not my favorite book of all time and the way it was adapted and the illustrations were perfect. The adaptation had everything that I wanted and more, the story flows, it’s interesting and you don’t miss out on anything. The illustrations were perfect each and every time; I think I now have a crush on illustrated Mr. Darcy!
TheIndigoQuill More than 1 year ago
See full review @ The Indigo Quill . blogspot . com Thank you NetGalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I'll be honest, when I saw that a manga version of Pride and Prejudice was releasing, I thought there was no way it could even come close doing justice to Jane Austen's world. I can't say that it stands within the same caliber, I mean, classic Brit-Lit and Japanese Manga are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum. However, I will say that I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I enjoyed this version of one of my all time favorite guilty pleasures. If you are unfamiliar with Jane Austen and her notorious work, Pride and Prejudice, shame on you. Either pick up the original book, or,  you are not a big reader, this graphic novel may be the perfect opportunity for you to seize and learn all about our literary heartthrob, Mr. Darcy. Jane Austen was the master of the original chick-lit that women have deliciously divulged in for centuries. Why? Because she gave women what they wantedL a fairy-tale romance without the fairies. A love story people felt they could obtain. Not to mention, the idea that social class can be overcome by the power of love. So what about this new approach to this beloved story? As previously stated, I enjoyed it way more than I expected. Manga is not new to me. I took three years of Japanese, and I'm a sucker for esthetically pleasing illustrations. This version is a unique and lovely interpretation of Pride and Prejudice that can easily open even the least likely of readers to a classic they may not otherwise expose themselves to. I think it's a great opportunity for people who have difficulty reading to open themselves to classic stories in an entertaining way. I hope to see more books from this publisher in the future!