Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Graphic Novel

genre: graphic novel

They aren't for everyone - graphic novels. Maybe they feel juvenile to you, or like a dumbed-down version of things. For the most part, I am a fan. I like that they give me another way of looking at a story and the drawings are entertaining.

Since I am already a fan of Pride and Prejudice as well, I liked reading this. Lizzie was pictured maybe more breathtakingly beautiful than I'd imagined, but it was totally done in-period, which felt authentic. And the text, at least the dialogue, was often just Austen's own words, which I really appreciated, since who could write Mr. Darcy's words as well?

6 comments:

MizHardy said...

Nice! I like that the artwork is more, um, art-y than comic book-y. The way that the cover looks like a woman's magazine makes me smile.

bermudaonion said...

I'm a fan too - this looks like a good one!

Trish said...

Love the cover! Very eye-catching.

I really like Graphic Memoirs. haven't read as many novels, but I just finished Jekyll & Hyde and heard there's a great graphic novel based on the book!

Anna said...

I really want to read this one! I met the author at BEA and got the first issue of the Sense and Sensibility comic, which she said would be packaged like the P&P graphic novel after all the installments were released.

Sarah said...

I've only read one Graphic Novel (part one of Twilight) and I have to say that I REALLY want to read this one now. We all know how much I love me some Jane Austen.

Okie said...

I picked this up for my wife as a birthday gift last year (had to special order one of the comics since our local comic store was missing an issue). She said it was well done and a lot of fun.

Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review. :)

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