ambition, social constraints,
Jane Austen told the story so well…
And Stacy King uses Austen’s own text along with Po Tse’s stylish illustrations to bring Pride and Prejudice to lovers of classic lit, love stories, and manga in the newest of Udon’s Manga Classics series.
Which classic work would you like to see in manga style?
Book info: Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen; adapted by Stacy King; art by Po Tse. Udon Entertainment, 2014. [series Facebook page] [publisher site] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.
My book talk: Yes, a true manga version of Jane Austen’s classic tale of sisters, ambitions, misunderstandings, and love gone awry!
As you read it from back to front, enjoy Po Tse’s visual interpretations and Stacy King’s well-chosen selections from the original Austen text.
Mrs. Bennet is all a-flutter as the frenetic, social-climbing mother striving to marry her five daughters into higher social status. The aristocratic young men are portrayed as elegant and slim in their well-tailored attire, and the young ladies are most properly frocked, befrilled and doe-eyed (as manga style decrees).
This clever and enjoyable journey from countryside to country estate, from bad first impressions to proclamations of love and eternal devotion is one of the Manga Classics series by Udon Entertainment. (One of 6,000 books recommended on www.abookandahug.com)