UDON Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice


Title: Pride & Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen (original); Stacy King and Po Tse
Length: 376 pages
Publication date: August 19, 2014
Genre: classics, manga
Rating: 4/5
Content rating: G

Back in October, I received this book for review, and I recently realized that I didn't actually get around to writing my review on it! Bad me. I read it in October, shortly after I finished Les Misérables, and I enjoyed it equally well. 

Where the art in Les Misérables is more standard manga, I would say that this adaptation is more of a shoujo manga: the art style is very cutesy, a lot of chibi panels, hearts and flowers in random places, etc. I thought that the art style made it quite fun to read. It's also appropriate for younger readers, if that's a concern for you.

I think the adaptation was quite faithful to the original story. Mrs Bennett was her usual hilariously annoying self, Lizzie over-thought everything, Mr Darcy was brooding... it was fantastic. The characters are so fun to read in the original, and seeing them play it out on the page was a nice experience. Again, if you want to get into classics, but feel intimidated by the original, this would be a good place to start, and get used to the story. That is, if you haven't watched the movie 187 times (like I have..). I have really enjoyed my experiences with UDON's manga classics, and I'm planning to pick up some more in the future. 

I received a digital copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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