When I learned that Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice was turned into a graphic novel, adapted by Nancy Butler and Hugo Petrus, I had to get a copy for myself.
The graphic version follows the original story line but leaves out several minor characters and scenes, and we barely see Kitty and Mary. Although a true fan of P&P (like me) will want to read the adaptation, the book is more like a colorful CliffsNotes summary than the classic novel. The important plot points are covered, familiar dialogue is presented, but the reader is not drawn to the characters and does not become lost in the tale.
The drawings themselves are well done, but the Bennett sisters (as was pointed out by other bloggers) have a somewhat modern look. Mr. Darcy is handsome enough, but Mr. Wickham is not as charming as he should be when we first meet him.
Regardless, if you can't get enough Austen and if Pride & Prejudice is a favorite book, you'll want to add the graphic novel to your collection. The scanned page is from beginning, and shows the artwork and dialogue. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)
Pride & Prejudice (GN) at Amazon
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Published by Marvel Comics, 2009
Challenges: Graphic Novel, Buy & Read, 100+
Source: Bought (see review policy)