Book Review: Manga Classics: Emma

Title: Manga Classics: Emma

Author: Stacy King

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Release Date: May 12, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Just in time for the 200th Anniversary, Manga Classics: Emma brings Jane Austen’s classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful, new manga adaptation. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of manga-ka Po Tse (Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice). – Manga Classics editions feature classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions. Proudly presented by UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing.

3 stars
I liked it

*Book received via NetGalley.*


Once again another wonderful adaptation by Stacy King.

I only gave it three stars because Emma’s story isn’t entirely that appealing to me. She’s always putting her nose in other people’s business and it’s annoying. From the very beginning I knew she’d end up with Mr. Knightley but it was getting complicated as the story progressed. This was also part of the plan after all that the reader will be confused how the characters are going to end up together.

I did find it kind of rushed in the end when Emma changes her mind instead of dismissing Mr. Knightley she runs up to him and he confesses. But I do understand with limited pages to tell the entire story. However, I wouldn’t know if this is how it played out in the original piece because i never bothered to read the full work of Austen. Then again this was a fun read with friendly and calm characters except for Mr. Elton’s wife who is very lively and noisy.

My next Manga Classic reads are Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility.