Manga Classics: Emma by Stacy King (Story Adaptation), Crystal S. Chan (Story Adaptation), Po Tse (Art by) & Jane Austen (Original Story)
My Rating: 5 Stars
Ms Stacy King did it again! A perfect adaptation of the Jane Austen classic Emma. I've read the Manga Classic: Pride and Prejudice so far and I'm very glad I get to read other classics of this collection.
This manga, even in black and white, shows the liveliness, the humour and the innocence of Emma as she drags her friends into a love-match game! The drawings are beautifully mastered and I particularly liked the dresses and how they flow so nicely in the story. The expressions of the characters is perfectly represented.
I think the graphics really match the emotions of the novel. On the contrary of Pride and Prejudice that is set in a more mature and disciplined environment where social rules have to be obeyed, Emma is set in a more innocent and playful way, full of colour, laughter and it portraits perfectly the spirit of young Emma.
Fans of Jane Austen, I highly recommend it!
This review was originally published on NetGalley.
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Disclaim: All the images used serve for illustration purposes only, I don't own them. All the reviews and opinions are my own.