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Manga Love #2: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Stacy King

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Manga is beginning to be such a great love of mine. That, along with graphic novels, speaks to my anime loving self. So, naturally when I saw a Manga adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (one of my favorite of the classics), I immediately squealed and bought it.


Pride and Prejudice: Manga Classics

Manga Love #2: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Stacy King
by Jane Austen, Stacy King
Series: Manga Classics
Published by UDON Entertainment
on August 19th 2014
Genres: Classics, Manga, Romance
Pages: 376
Format: Print
Source: Bought
Rating: 4 Stars



Beloved by millions the world over, Pride and Prejudice is delightfully transformed in this bold new manga adaptation. In a remote English village, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, a not-so-well-to do country squire and his wife, must marry off their five vivacious daughters. At the very center of this all-consuming enterprise are the headstrong second daughter, Elizabeth and her aristocratic suitor Mister Darcy, two lovers in whom pride and prejudice must be overcome before love can bring the story to its magnificent conclusion. All of the joy, heartache, and romance of Jane Austen's original, Pride & Prejudice is perfectly illuminated by the sumptuous art of manga-ka Po Tse, and faithfully adapted by Stacy E. King.

Graphic Novel Romance


I went into this knowing that it was an adaptation, so it’s not completely true to the original story. There was some artistic liberties taken with the story and also the speech was more modern.

I read this one a long time ago and realized that I never posted my review. How did that happen?


When you read a Manga you’re basically in it for the artwork. It’s a gorgeous rendition and I loved the comic aspects to it. The sometimes Chibi-fied versions of the characters were so cute, it felt like I was actually watching an anime.

Pride and Prejudice Manga sample

While this did not add anything special to the main storyline, it was a cute rendition. The characterization of Lizzy’s mother was funny, but I would not have pictured her dad to look the way he did.

Check out Manga Love #1, where I talk about Sailor Moon Vol. 1 here.


Are you a fan of Manga? If so, what are your favorites?

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Vellum Voyages

I read and reviewed this last year too and loved it! Such a great way to rope younger readers into the classics! Mrs Benett is HILARIOUS !

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Mary Kirkland

I’ve never read Manga but it looks interesting.

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