Book Review: Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility

Title: Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility

Author: Stacy King

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Release Date: August 9th 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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!

5 stars

*Copy received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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.


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