Sunday 4 July 2010

Review: Pride and Prejudice - The Graphic Novel

Genre: Historical, romance, classic, Graphic Novel
Pages: 120
Published: 2009

Author: Jane Austen
Adaptation: Nancy Butler & Hugo Petras

Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, Marvel Comics is proud to present Pride & Prejudice! Two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and fan-favorite Hugo Petras faithfully adapt the whimsical tale of Lizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off her five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness?

I do not think I have to go through the story ;)

I like this one, it worked better than Jane Eyre. Why? Perhaps it was a better suited story for a Graphic Novel, perhaps it was because they did not put in every long, long, long 19th century sentence. They used all the important ones but it never felt like too much.

My fav scenes were there, and I enjoyed this Graphic Novel,, and yes it helped cos the pics were so cute and colorful. And he got the era with the clothes and such.

I will not ever love it as much as the movies, but to a beginner to the novel and movies this one could do just that. Make you interested to read the novel and see if anything was missing.
One thing to complain about, silly really, but the teeth looked really weird sometimes, freaky and like the person were angry all the time.

Blodeuedd's Cover Corner: Adorable! Made into a magazine and looking so cute.
Reason for reading: From the library
Final thoughts: A must for Austen fans, will it work for you or not...

Look, Mr Dacy in the corner!


  1. There seem to be a great deal of graphic novels based on classical novels. I'm kind of reluctant to read any of them, but you sure make it sound interesting. Cool review!

  2. This looks very cool, I'm gonna have to add it to my list. :)

  3. I bet you're right on why this worked better (ie, being more particular about which long sentences to include, instead of including all of them).

  4. Irena
    I am the same, but I wanted to make an exception since I love PP and any form it's shown in it's fun for me.

    Such cute pics, I had to fall for that ;)

    Yes, instead they let the pictures say what else that had to be said, and they did it fine

  5. Ohh this one looks nice! I'm not a fan of graphic novels but this adaptation looks interesting. And as you pointed out it's more colorful than Jane Eyre. I need pretty images lol

  6. Swoon!

    Well this is a contender for Friday Find...


    Hope you had a great weekend, Blodeuedd

  7. Patte
    I didn't think I was a fan either, but now, well they are fun to read, I would never of course give up books for them

    Yay, oh I sure hope it makes it :)
    I wish a good week

  8. I'm going to have to read this one. Thanks.

  9. I've never read any graphic novels, but this looks good.

  10. Is this 1-5 all in one book? I have them and read them last year. Loved them and the graphics!!

  11. Wisteria
    I hope you enjoy it :D

    It's fun to mix it up once in a while

    Yes the whole book, I saw that they had given out parts before. But the graphics were sure lovely

  12. I just finished my first graphic novel (The Impostor's Daughter) and would like to read another. I will have to check this one out.

  13. This one sounds good, P&P is one of my favorites. Its interesting to see it in graphic novel form.

  14. The cover looks different then the inside but I love both styles and I agree Blodeuedd, the color adds more depth for me too then black/white.

  15. You made me laugh with your comment about the teeth! :)
    I'm glad this one worked better for you than the Jane Eyre one.

  16. Ok, the tooth thing would drive me crazy! Other than that though, I think a graphic adaptation of P&P sounds great. :)

  17. I really like these graphic novels of Jane Austen books. I think they are fab.

  18. Great that this one worked better for you..

    These GN are a great way for getting younger kids into the classic...


  19. I always wonder about these classics being made into graphic novels. I'm just not one for graphic novels. I'll stick to my words. lol.

  20. Yea what's up with all of the smiling? I love P&P so I will definitely buy this. Thanks for the review.

  21. Carrie
    Check it out :)=

    It was a nice one so I am sure you would like it

    I sure love everything PP :D

    At the back of the book they had a bunch of other covers, I guess those they had used for the parts, and they were all cute, and perhaps some more to the style

  22. Janna
    I would have been so sad if this one has disappointed me :(
    Lol, you should have seen the teeth sometimes, freaky for sure

    Especially Lizzy seemed upset a lot, cos of those teeth. But still a good once.

    They are fun to read, and they bring more readers to Austen for sure

  23. EH
    I agree, they are a bit easier than those hard to read books sometimes.

    I always did like pictures ;) But yes I do like words better too

  24. I'm glad this one worked out better than Jane Eyre, although I still don't think it's for me.

  25. Carol
    How come? is it the whole graphic novel part?

  26. Glad to see you liked it. I had a chance to talk to Nancy Butler at BEA, and she was very nice. I got a copy of the first issue of the Sense and Sensibility comic, and I enjoyed it. I'll wait until their compiled into the graphic novel to finish the series, though.

  27. Anna
    Oh you got to meet her! How interesting, and a peak at S&S too, I do have to read that one too, I hope the library gets it...and that the next project is Persuasion

  28. OOH I want this. I like it already!



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