Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility by Stacy King (Story Adaptation), Po Tse (Art) & Jane Austen (Original Story)
My Rating: 5 Stars
Like all the other great classic adaptations, this one is no exception. Jane Austen is a genius of her time and this manga definitely makes her justice!
The storyline of Sense and Sensibility is widely known. A low-class family of three sisters have their lives turned upside down when their father dies prematurely, leaving his fortune to his next male relative. Their story takes place in the 17th century England, where the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, will learn about love, heartbreak, secrets in a time where appearances, fortune and good matches are key for a positive future.
This manga is simply beautiful. The adaptation is great, keeping not only the main events of the novel but also details that made me reconnect with these beautiful and courageous women. The drawings are also beautifully made. I could definitely feel the chemistry between Elinor and Edward and Marianne and Mr Willougby and Coronal Brandon. I could see the emotions in each character and for me, they were really nicely represented. The details on the dresses, the carriages and the house interiors were amazing to see and it really helped to get into the story.
I have loved every single Manga Classic so far and I’m very excited to see which classic is coming next!
Thank you to Udon Entertainment and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.