Manga Classics – Sense and Sensibility
Author: Stacy King
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Genres: Manga, Romance, Classics
* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, are as always, my own.*
Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father’s sudden Death. Elinor’s attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne’s brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness?
Jane Austen’s beloved first novel, filled with romance, redemption and social critique, is brought to life for a modern audience in this gorgeous manga-style adaptation!
This book was certainly a different experience from the last two manga classics I read.
If you check out my review of Pride and Prejudice and Emma manga classics, you will see that I really loved them, especially Pride and Prejudice. But I never really read the books so it was easier to just follow the story they presented to me in the manga format.
Before this manga I actually read Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (review to come), and I absolutely loved the book, giving it 5 out of 5 stars! I enjoyed reading this manga nonetheless but I was able to see more faults than in the others for that reason…
The manga follows the story but a lot is lost. Also some emotions felt by the characters in the real book don’t really go with the extremely emotional faces in the manga. I would say that the elegance of Jane Austen’s words is missing, but on the other side the artwork is once again beautiful, and the story does have the same structure.
What I most love about these books is the amazing artwork, full of detail and how romantic and simple the stories are to follow!
I especially enjoy the way the characters are drawn! They are so beautiful and flawless!
They are for sure a very nice way to get to know the classics, especially if you enjoy reading manga like I do! But I would recommend it more for persons that have not yet read the actual classics.
What’s your favorite character (both male and female) in Sense and Sensibility? Mine is Elinor and Colonel Brandon!