Title: Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice
By: Stacy King (story adaptation) and Po Tse ( art)
Published: August 19th 2014
Length: 377 pages
Source: Received from Netgalley
Since reading the Manga adaptation of the Scarlett Letter, I’ve been waiting for the chance/funds to buy the other adaptations. The one that most interested me, BY FAR, was the Pride and Prejudice one! When I saw it was on Netgalley I literally almost peed my pants!
You could probably tell how excited I was to read this, BUT I honestly felt like it was a little anti-climactic. Whereas in the Scarlett Letter I felt like they were able to encompass the whole story, I wasn’t left feeling satisified at the end of this one. I’m not sure I can point my finger on it at this point, but I just felt like something was missing.
The art style was absolutely amazing, though at times it felt a little distracting. I was completely distracted by the illustrations when I actually read the story I felt a little let down. Maybe that’s what it was, the writing style, or the way they decided to summarise this classic. It kind of detached the story and characters from the reader. I didn’t feel like I was pulled in!
I know my expectations were pretty high for this, based on my experience of reading the Scarlett Letter, so that might be the reason why i felt a little deflated. I would still highly recommend you check out this series, in my opinion the best one so far is pretty clear (Scarlett Letter) , BUT they’re still worth checking out!