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The attention to detail in this was great. The story was well adapted, and the characters well imagined. It was pretty, and fun and a great way to enjoy classic literature in a way that was completely different to the norm.
Wow! what a read! Set in the countryside of 17th century, this Manga Classic is beautifully executed. The Dashwood sisters - Elinor and Marianne are like two opposite faces of the same coin. Elinor Dashwood is reserved, composed and cautious while the younger sister Marianne is expressive, emotional and volatile. Nonetheless, they both share a strong bond and deep affection for each other. Their bond strengthens further as the story advances especially when they both suffer from heartbreak. Elinor fell in love with Edward Ferrars but she kept her feelings hidden that even Edward was doubtful of her feelings towards him. Marianne fell for the handsome Mr. Willoughby and the whole town chattered about them. Both extreme in their nature, the sisters finally learned to balance between sense and sensibility in the end. What I loved the Most! The artists have done really good research on every single detail of the story. From characters to the fashion of that era. The flowing gowns and bonnets. The detailing of the traditional furniture. Beautiful carriages. Absolutely incredible! I loved reading this Manga Classic so much. I received an ARC of this book from Udon Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
If you enjoy classic love stories, then you will like the Manga Classics collection. This version of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is beautifully illustrated in manga style. Once you pick up one of these books, you will want to read the others. They are that well-done. Sense and Sensibility tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The story takes place in England, beginning in Norland Park, where the Dashwood family has an estate. When their father dies, the estate goes to the son, John, and the sisters and mother are left with nothing. This is because, in those days, women did not own property. Although John pledges to take care of the family, he doesn’t do a very good job of it and they end up leaving the estate for a smaller house in a distant town. John is not a very strong personality and his wife, Fanny, convinces him not to help the family much at all. Before leaving Norland Park, Elinor meets a young man named Edward and falls in love, although she hides this from her family and denies it to herself too. Edward’s sister, Fanny, disapproves of the relationship, believing it is below Edward’s class, and actively discourages it once she finds out about it. So, the sisters and their mother move out of Norland Park. Once they settle into their new home at Barton Cottage, courtesy of another male relative, they put some distance between themselves and Fanny. At their new home, Marianne falls in love too. But, has she fallen in love with the wrong man? The dramatic story continues as Marianne and Elinor both explore their relationships and try to find the right man to marry. It gets complicated along the way, but it does work out in the end. Who will marry whom and how many adventures will they have along the way? It makes for a really absorbing read for a rainy afternoon. These books have stood the test of time because they are enduring stories that have been enjoyed by so many readers for over a century. It was first published in 1811! They also offer a look back at the culture of the time and how people related to one another and found their place in society. There is a great section at the end of the book that talks about how the story was adapted into Manga format. It’s very interesting to read because it gives the reader a historical perspective on the events in the novel. For example, it explains that hair keepsakes were a very popular item at the time! It also explains how property was inherited in those times. Younger brothers who did not inherit the estates of their fathers had to find acceptable work and that meant either the military or the clergy. It was considered inappropriate for gentlemen to work and they made their money off rents collected on their properties! It was considered inappropriate for unmarried men and women to hang out together without a chaperone in attendance at all times. These facts and more can be found in the endnotes. But the book itself is very attractive and the artwork is stunning. The characters have to be able to convey emotion in a format with very little text. So, they have to be drawn so that they can convey inner emotions to the reader. The artists did a great job doing this for all the characters. Certainly, they can use thought balloons for this, but also the talented artists use a few strokes of a pen to make a character appear happy, depressed, exhausted, elated, etc. It takes a lot of artistic talent to do that and these artists have earned my respect for their amazing skills. Manga is a Japanese style of graphic novel. You read manga from the ‘back’ of the book toward the ‘front.’ In Western style books, you read the other way around. So, it might seem like it would take a lot of getting used to. However, you will easily get the hang of it after a page or two. It didn’t take me long at all to adapt to reading this way and I enjoyed it. As an educator, these books appeal to me because I see how they could be used in the classroom to introduce students to these timeless tales. If you are teaching English literature, or even a reading group, I think these books would be appropriate to use in the classroom. Students will enjoy the graphic format and the illustrations will draw them into the story. I highly recommend the entire Manga Classics series for this very reason. I know you will enjoy this book! I’d like to thank NetGalley and the authors and publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this novel in exchange for my honest review.
Like all the others great classic adaptations, this one is no exception. Jane Austen is a genius of her time and this manga definitely makes her justice! The story line of Sense and Sensibility is widely known. A low-class family of three sisters has their life turned upside down when their father dies prematurely, leaving his fortune to his next male relative. Their story takes place in 17th century England, where the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, will learn about love, heartbreak, secrets in a time where appearances, fortune and good matches are key for a positive future. This manga is simply beautiful. The adaptation is great, keeping not only the main skeleton of the novel but also details that made me reconnect with these beautiful and courageous women and men. The drawings are also beautifully made. I could definitely feel the chemistry between Elinor and Edward and Marianne and Mr. Willougby and Coronel Brandon. I could see the emotions in each character and for me they were really nicely represented. The details on the dresses, the carriages and the house interiors were amazing to see and it really helped getting into the story. I have loved every single Manga Classic so far and I’m very excited to see which classic is coming next!
Free copy provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review Rating: 5 / 5 Publication Date: 10th August 2016 Review Date: 28th March 2017 I have been meaning to catch up on my classics for the longest time ever, and I recently downloaded Sense and Sensibility on my Kindle to read at some point this year. Finding I could request and read the manga version of this by the talented Stacy King and Manga Classics I just had to request it and give it a read. The cover was stunning and I really wanted to see more of the beautiful artwork done in this series. I was so taken aback by how beautiful this was. The character designs were so beautiful I found my heart leapt with each page turn. I couldn’t get enough of the sisters designs, or any of the characters. Po Tse has created such stunning character designs and has brought this book to life with such talent it amazes me. To my knowledge, Stacy King has adapted this brilliantly from the novel and it’s definitely made me more excited to read the original by Jane Austen. This story moved me to tears so may times. I related to Marianne too much for my own liking and it truly hurt my soul to see her so hurt. It’s good to know men have always been utter c-cks, even back then. As I turned each page, all I wanted was for each girl to feel good and happy and honestly, I couldn’t get enough of it. I read it in one sitting, from cover to cover, and I read it hungrily. I absolutely devoured this and I would definitely recommend this if you want to read Sense and Sensibility, but don’t have the time or want to know what it’s about before you dive in.
Absolutely gorgeous art, this isn't the first title I've read from this series and I've loved them all. It's so refreshing to see a new take on the classic tales and this story really comes to life as a manga. Would definitely recommend to fans of the original Austen story and manga alike!
'Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen with adaptation by Stacy King and art by Po Tse is another great addition to the Manga Classics line. The Dashwood's family fortunes are changed when their father suddenly dies. Sisters Elinor and Marianne live with their mother and are forced to move from their family home. Both find romance, Elinor with Edward Ferrars and Marianne with John Willoughby, but this being Jane Austen, you know there will be bumps along the road to a happy ending. I have not read the original work (shame on me), but I have seen film adaptations. This adaptation seems very complete, and even covers ground that is not in the films. I've read a couple other adaptations by Stacy King, so I know she is typically very faithful to the original. The art by Po Tse is very much in a manga style. These are great gateway mangas for fans of literature, and great gateways to literature for manga fans. It seems like a win-win to me. I received a review copy of this manga from UDON Entertainment, Morpheus Studios, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this manga.
*Spoilers are often heartbroken Marianne is a young woman, who has a great many ideals about love, but has yet to experience it, while her older sister Elinor, is more sensible about such matters. After their father dies, with his estate left to his son, their half-brother, Marianne, Elinor, their sister and mother move to a house near their mother's relatives, because their brother's wife is insistent that he not take care of them, as he promised his father he would. When they leave Elinor must leave behind the man she admires, and Marianne the garden which she so lovingly adored. At this new setting Elinor silently years for Edward's company once again, while Marianne is pursued by two men, of which she pursues the one which she finds to fit her ideals of perfection. I give this 5 out of 5 stars. I adore the plot of this book. The character design was brilliant. The illustrations are gorgeous. As is a complaint with most novel to graphic novel adaptions I wish that we would've been able to see more of the characters, but I guess that just means that I'll have to read the book. I would recommend this to those who enjoyed the classic story, and want to see it brought to life in a different way. Or to those who want to enjoy the classic, but are unable to comb through the original. Quote of the book "Simply because something is pleasant does not always mean it is right." (Eyre 219)
I actually enjoyed this story more than I thought I would. I was even upset when both men in the lives of the two sisters were being such 'users'. Even up to this day the challenges that these characters faced are what people are still experiencing. I believe that would be the term befitting them in the 21st century. I now understand why Jane Austen is one of the number one names that comes up when you look up the word 'literature'. One again, Stacy King never fails to amaze me by her adaptations on Manga Classics. This is as close as I'll ever get to reading classic. Who knows, maybe I'll read the entire novel when I'm older.
Wow. This book was filled with intense emotion and you really could feel the character’s emotions. I loved seeing how these two totally different women lived their lives after their loss. When I read this book a long time ago I couldn’t really grasp everything. I enjoyed how this was a more modernized version of the story. I feel this book is great for students and for young readers who want to experience this story with an easier and quicker feel. The reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because I didn’t enjoy the artwork as much as a previous manga classic I read but it might just be my preference. This still was a great adaptation and I definitely recommend it to Jane Austen fans and/or manga lovers!
S&S was my first Jane Austen and I have read it many years ago. Some of the story I could remember, other parts I forgot. This made reading the S&S manga adaptation different from P&P and Emma since I can remember every little detail. I can tell you this though: if you vaguely remember the story but don't feel like rereading the original novel (WHY THOUGH?!) this is a good way to tackle that problem. Just like P&P, I love the original novel so in this review I will focus on what I did not enjoy with this adaptation: 1. The language. There are little parts in it that come from the original novel, the rest has been written by Stacy King (story adaptation). I feel that her parts feel more modern that Austen's original words and that makes the original words feel awkward. I had the same problem with P&P. 2. The dramatic poses and roses. This time I won't complain about the tears that are being shed oh so very often because that in fact does happen in the original novel. However, some of the poses and especially the illustrations with all the roses on the background are a bit too much. Austen's novels feel sober and clean and focus a lot on the characters. This one focuses too much on the drama by making the drama even more visual. 3. Some scenes end so sudden that I flipped back a couple of times just to check that I wasn't skipping any pages by accident. I also checked the page numbers to make sure that I had a complete novel. I had. These abrupt endings broke up the flow of the story. Overall, I enjoyed this one just as much as P&P but I also felt that some of the flaws in P&P were present in this one.
Thanks to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for the opportunity to read and review Manga Classics! Manga Classics include Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which is true to the original classic with added cliffhangers to keep manga readers interested and eye-catching illustrations. After the story ends, the details of adaptation from classic literature to manga lets us see into the transformation. Each story in this collection follows these same guidelines! Impressive artwork and transformation! Manga Classics also include The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (the only color is the scarlet letter A, which makes striking illustrations!), Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven. The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red death and The Fall of the House of Usher; Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and many more! 5 stars for books that make classics accessible and understandable to every reader!
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Netgalley #15 Many thanks go to UDON and Netgalley for the free copy of this Manga version of Jane Austen’s classic for my unbiased opinion. This is probably my favorite Austen novel, so I’m very excited to see how it translates. And translate it certainly did! What beautiful illustrations. I feel there may have been a slight cinematic influence as well. And all the famous quotes were included, which was a requirement. I think this format is an excellent way for the YA crowd to enjoy classic literature. Definitely better than Cliff’s Notes. I plan on collecting more of these titles; they are simply delightful.
It has been nearly ten years since I first read Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. There is something about Jane Austen's characters that feel so relevant in the modern age. In manga classic's version of Sense and Sensibility, the characters of Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are brought to life in Regency era England. When the Dashwoods' father dies, Marianne, Elinor and their mother are left vulnerable to the world without prospects. Even though Marianne and Elinor's half-brother, John, promised to take care of them, his wife Fanny has other ideas. Suddenly, the Dashwoods find themselves without prospects. But, in Jane Austen's world, love always prevails. A story of love and heartbreak, and the bond of sisterhood, Sense and Sensibility is one of Jane Austen's masterpiece. Manga classics' version of Sense and Sensibility follows the original plotline of the novel with ease. The designs of the characters themselves are reflections of their personalities. For instance, Elinor's hair is straight and tamed, Marianne's is wild and curly. Even silly characters such as Mrs. Jennings is portrayed through her expressive facial reactions. All in all, this is an excellent adaptation of the novel. For those who are intimidated by the antiquity of Jane Austen's novels, please give this one a try. Or if you have read all of Jane Austen's novels and desperately wish for more Regency drama, this adaptation is right for you! *I received Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
I absolutely adored this book! The artwork was beautiful and the story was abridged well-enough to give students the gist of the work without over complicating the plot for their first encounter with a story. I look forward to using this edition in my classroom.
Age: 12 and up Page Count: 310 My Rating: 4/5 I would like to thank the publishers at Manga Classics and Netgalley for sending me this advanced reader copy. A general disclaimer: All opinions are entirely my own. Although the publisher was kind enough to fulfill my request, I am still going to give my honest and thoughtful opinion of the book. If you would like more information on the publisher, please click here. This is the classic tale we all know and love from Jane Austen adapted into manga format. This is the story of the Dashwood sisters following the death of their father, which has left them with no fortune. These two sisters must overcome several heartbreaks in order to find happiness. This is my first foray into manga, but I knew I had to request it from Netgalley when I saw the title. I found the concept intriguing; however, I would be lying if I said I had no reservations. I admire Jane Austen; she is a literary hero of mine. I wondered how the story would fare, and I must say I adore the execution. The story is kept intact despite a majority of the original text missing. The heart of the story is there, and that's all that matters. In fact, I would suggest Manga Classics as a way to integrate classics into a child's life. I was fortunate enough to have fallen in love with Pride and Prejudice during my first reading, but I know several children do not feel the same way. They see classics as something they have to read for school, and they take the pleasure out of the story. The story is what matters here, and the story is kept alive. The illustrations enhanced the reading experience as a whole for me. They added emotions that we were told, but we couldn't quiet see. With manga, graphic novels, comics, etc., the text often tells us more than it shows. However, it is the picture that allows the story to do more "showing" (literally) rather than "telling." It's an age old literary adage, but show don't tell is important. I especially enjoyed the fact that the illustrator didn't depict everything literally. There were panels that demonstrated emotions in a way that I wouldn't have thought possible. If you are a fan of Jane Austen or manga, I highly recommend this book to you. The story is as wonderful as ever, and it is told in a clear and coherent manner. People often criticize Jane Austen's writing style for being too difficult for our time, but I think this book does us all favor by putting it in terms we can enjoy. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience reading it, and I look forward to reading the other titles I have acquired.
Book Review Title: Sense and Sensibility Author: Stacy King (Goodreads Author) (Story Adaptation), Po Tse (Art by), Jane Austen (Original Story) Genre: Manga/Classics Rating: **** Review: The opening to Sense and Sensibility was, we are introduced to Marianne and Elinor Dashwood. Shortly before their father’s death his estate is left to his son John, after his death John and Fanny move into their home making them effectively lodgers. John makes many changes to home upsetting his late father’s and his two step sisters, but they manages to live in relatively harmony especially when Edward arrives, and Elinor is smitten with him. However, the peace doesn’t last long, and the sisters and their mother eventually move with Devonshire far away from everything they have ever known. While Elinor longs for Edward to come to visit, Marianne is looked upon often. First by the Coronel Brandon who seems to be very taken with the young woman, but she looks kindly upon Mr. Willoughby who rescues her after she falls and sprains her ankle. As Marianna and Mr. Willoughby become more and more involved Elinor is worried for her sister’s prospects especially when Marianne is so rash compared to her. However, her sister will not hear of it and it causes a lot of tension between the once close siblings. This could be due to the fact that Elinor has eyes for no man bar Edward who still hasn’t visited her or even written while her sister is falling in love. On the side-lines the Coronel waits and while he desires Marianne he doesn’t want to break her spirit but imposing himself where he is obviously not wanted. As we approach the halfway mark in the novel, things are looking up for the sister’s Mr. Willoughby is called away to London and Marianne does hear from him for months. However, Edward does come to visit Elinor but fails to mention that he is already engaged to a woman he doesn’t love, and it breaks Elinor’s heart, but she understands the importance of a good match and even encourages the relationship. Soon after both sisters travel to London for the season where Marianne meets Mr. Willoughby again to learn that he is also engaged to be married and it has a devasting effect on Marianne and she slips into a deep depression and even refuses to eat. It seems her sisters concerns were well placed but there doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done for the poor Marianne. Through many months the truth comes to light for both Marianne and Elinor in regard to the men they love, while Elinor learns that Edward was honest and true and went against what his family wanted to marry her, it wasn’t so for Marianne. She learns that Mr. Willoughby is bound to a loveless marriage because he couldn’t commit to a woman he ruined but she eventually finds love with the Coronel who has been by her side all along. While this wasn’t my favourite from the manga classics collection I did really enjoy the story and art work and highly recommend it.
Sense and Sensibility is my second favorite Jane Austen novel, so I was a little hesitant going into this manga since it has a lot to live up to. The Dashwood family lived at Norland Park in Sussex, England. We find John Dashwood visiting his sickly father, Henry. Henry’s dying wish is for John to take care of his mother and sisters as John is left with the entire estate. With the suggestion of his atrocious wife, Franny, John doesn’t give his sisters and mother-in-law any money, but only a place to stay. When Franny’s brother, Edward, arrives, Elinor becomes quite attached to him. However, Edward’s sister disapproves and makes it clear to the Dashwood ladies. After a letter from Sir John Middleton, he offers the lady Dashwoods a home in a nearby cottage. While at dinner the next night, the girls meet Colonel Brandon, who quickly becomes enraptured with Miss Marianne; however, she deems him far too old for any romance connection. One day while out walking, it starts to rain, Marianne sprains her ankle, and Willoughby comes to her rescue. As things start to become steamy between the two, Willoughby is sent to London on business by his aunt. Is that the real reason, though? The Middletons receive two new guests: Anne and Lucy Steele, who are young women like Elinor. They have a secret. What is it? And does it affect our Miss Dashwoods? Will Elinor and Marianne ever find true love? Or will things continue in a downward spiral for them? Of course, nothing can compare to the original! However, this was only slightly behind. This would be a great read for someone who can’t quite read Jane Austen books yet. As I usually say, these Manga Classics are so pleasant because they breakdown the stories, still portraying the intended message, but weed out all of the ineffective descriptions. The only thing I was a little disappointed with, is that Margaret was kind of just thrown in at the end. I almost forgot about her. And in the original, we see Edward interact with her and it makes my heart melt! Otherwise, another great manga by Manga Classics and Stacy King!
Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors, and I have to say that this adaptation does her justice! I thought the illustrations were very beautiful and that it stayed true to the original! I highly recommend this to any Austenite!
Manga Classic: Sense and Sensibility was a solid 4 stars. As a huge Jane Austen fan, I was really excited to read this in manga form and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Manga Classic: Sense and Sensibility stays true to the original book and centers around the lives of the Dashwood women, particularly sisters Marianne and Elinor. I’d highly recommend this to fans of any age that enjoy manga and classic books. As with all the Manga Classics I’ve read so far, the artwork is gorgeous and the story is easily conveyed to readers. Thank you NetGalley for proving me a review copy.
Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love—and its threatened loss—the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. This manga is simply beautiful. The adaptation is great, keeping not only the main skeleton of the novel but also details that made me reconnect with these beautiful and courageous women and men. The drawings are also beautifully made. I could definitely feel the chemistry between Elinor and Edward and Marianne and Mr. Willougby and Coronel Brandon. I could see the emotions in each character and for me they were really nicely represented. The details on the dresses, the carriages and the house interiors were amazing to see and it really helped getting into the story. I have loved every single Manga Classic so far and I’m very excited to see which classic is coming next!
This is my third manga classic of the year and like the others, the first thing I want to say is how cute the art style is! It's so beautiful and warm and adorable and totally brings you into the story. Now, as for the story itself, I didn't find myself as connected to it as I was to Jane Eyre but I did enjoy Sense and Sensibility nonetheless, despite not having read the original work by Jane Austen. But despite not being as connected to the characters as I would have liked, I did find myself rooting for Elinor's happy ending all throughout the graphic novel. The plot was also filled with a lot of melodrama which is understandable since it's Jane Austen but sometimes it did get a bit much for me and I found myself confused with what exactly was going on. Overall this was an incredibly quick and entertaining read and I totally recommend this if you like classics, graphic novels, romance and drama.
Thank you Netgalley and Udon Entertainment for the ARC of this beautifully illustrated Manga Edition of A Classic. Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen's first full-length novel. I enjoyed the story and loved Colonel Brandon the most in the story. I liked how he was helpful and honest. He was honorable and had high regard for Marianne. Marianne was young, naive and inexperienced and her naivety gets her in trouble and leaves her with a lot of heartaches. Elinor was mature, more sensible but she was also emotionally closed off in the book. Edward was, in my opinion, my least favorite and he seemed to be indecisive and not very sure of himself. I did not like his pairing with Elinor as I felt she could do better. Willoughby is the perfect amount of good and bad. He is vain, spends money lavishly on his pleasures, flirts and seduces young women without thinking about the repercussions. Overall I think we get a picture of the characters from the Manga. I enjoyed the format and how they were depicted. I am giving it 4 stars. My favorite is Stacy's thoughts on how she came to write the script and design the characters. I t gives us a unique insight into her mind and helps us understand it from the author's point of view.
As a thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced reader copy I shall give an honest review of manga classics: “Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, story adaptation by Stacy King, and art by Po Tse. As the tagline suggests the reader experiences classic tales in the manga. Sense and Sensibility was one of the Austen books I read in 2019, and have seen multiple adaptations of the novel on screen. Coming into this format I was excited to see multiple characters given their moment to shine and they did. Condensed into a smaller format Stacy King was able to bring the heart of the novel to this Magna. The illustrations depicted showcase emotions suggested in the novel and to see it materialize is an amazing gift in which Po Tse has given us. If you already know the story, seen the movie, or read the book you owe it to yourself to explore another format in which Jane Austen’s timeless story has been told. Out of five stars on Goodreads, I give this Magna five out of five stars.
~This digital copy has been gently provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~ Sense and Sensibility is one of my favourite novels by Jane Austen, and I absolutely liked this manga adaptation. It's amazing how the story is summed up without losing its essence. A lovely and beautifully illustrated version of this remarkable classic. I wonder, what would Jane Austen think of this adaptation? Well, I'm sure she'd love it! The story is about two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, both represent very contrasting temperaments. On the one hand, Elinor symbolises sense; she is able to keep her feelings under control, even in the hardest times, so as to help others. On the other hand, Marianne symbolises sensibility; she is totally spontaneous. These characteristics are clearly depicted when they fall in love, for example. Although, we can see that through the story, Elinor and Marianne are not entirely sensible and sensitive, respectively. We can see a bit of both in them.
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'm a big fan of Jane Austen. I read all her books and watched every single movie or TV series adaptations. So, when I bumped into this manga I couldn't help but dive into it! The illustrations are really amazing. It was cool reading about Elinor and Marianne and seeing her faces and expressions. This manga is true to the story and gives it justice. It's really an amazing product and a good and innovative way to discover or re-discover this heart warming classic.
I was really excited to read this version of Sense & Sensibility by Manga Classics! I honestly love these comic book adaptations of classic novels. Jane Austen is my all-time favorite author, and I am always happy to read adaptations of her books. I have a few classics-as-comics from various publishers (Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Fahrenheit 451) and I absolutely love them all! This is the third classic-as-comic that I have read from Manga Classics and I have been impressed with them all. I think it is really important to study the great works of literature, and adapting them into comic book format makes them super fun, quick, and easy to read. I was impressed with the book; for a shortened version of the text, the authors did a fantastic job of selecting the important parts of the text, highlighting and explaining it in a fun and easy way. I thought that the illustrations were very cute and would add helpful visualizations for younger readers. Pride and Prejudice is a very long book and this was a great condensed version: all of the major plot points were hit, making this a really accurate adaptation.
Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and has brought out my favorite classics. In addition to pride and prejudice, sense and sensuality is number 2 in my favorites list. Reading the whole thing as a manga is a completely different feeling and an exciting thing. The cover is beautiful and the drawing style is very romantic and soft. I like these pastel colors and the flowers. Everyone knows the story of the Dashwood sisters and their difficult time after their father died. Your path to a happy future that leads to many problems and misunderstandings is not an easy one. Nevertheless, the sisters do not give up their courage and fight for a safe and happy future. For me, the story has been wonderfully implemented and drawn. The soft style only fits time and shouldn't have been any different for me. I found it really fantastic to be able to dive into a long-known world again. Thank you for this great manga that really gave me a few nice hours. The work gets 5 stars from me.