Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – Review


Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility

By Jane Austen (Author), Po Tse (Artist)

Adapted by: Stacy King

Genre: Graphic Novel/Classic

Publication Date: June 2016

Udon Publishing


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!


My Review:

The number one reason why I wanted to read this Manga Classics version of Sense and Sensibility was because I have watched the film starring Emma Thompson with my sisters more times than I can count. We are all slightly obsessed with that film, partly because it also stars Alan Rickman. But anyways….

Reading this version of Sense and Sensibility was like watching the film all over again. The drawings were absolutely lovely, and some of the characters looked similar to the actors. I couldn’t help but read the whole thing hearing the actors’ voices for the characters they had portrayed!

I think that one of the reasons this story has always enchanted us is because of the pure simplicity of it. And the stark contrast between the two sisters. I always admired Elinore’s silent courage in the face of hardship. And the girls both go through quite a lot.

I don’t really know what else I could say about this book, other than it has warmed my heart to read it, just as the film did. And it has made me even more determined to pick up the original and read it someday.

I Rate It: 5 stars


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