Emma: Manga Classics by Jane AustenEmma: Manga Classics by Jane Austen

Emma: Manga Classics

byJane AustenEditorStacy KingContribution byPo Tse

Paperback | July 3, 2015

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Manga Classics brings Jane Austen'apos;s classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful new manga adaptation of Emma. When her former governess finds happiness as the bride of a local widower, the brilliant and beautiful Emma Woodhouse - one of Jane Austen's immortal creations - flatters herself that she alone has secured the marriage and that she possesses a special talent for bringing lovers together. The young heiress next busies herself with finding a suitable husband for her friend and protege, Harriet Smith, setting off an entertaining sequence of comic mishaps and misunderstanding in this sparkling comedy of English- village romance. Beneath its considerable wit, the novel is also the story of a young woman's progress toward self-understanding.
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. Austen'apos;s use of biti...
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Title:Emma: Manga ClassicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 1.04 inPublished:July 3, 2015Publisher:Udon EntertainmentLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927925355

ISBN - 13:9781927925355

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of both worlds come together in harmony!!!! I’ve always been a big Otaku since I was quite young. Then when I went to high school I became a big fan of classic literature. So mostly what I read is manga/graphic novels and classics works. And then this happens!!!!! The best of both worlds come together in harmony!!!! The classic love story of Emma (not my favorite of Jane Austen works but still a good one) but with gorgeous tradition manga drawings. The drawings are very clean, beautiful and detailed. The characters all look splendid and all have their own look that makes it easy to identify who is who to a fan without evening knowing. The details on the clothes and background are exquisite. These are some of the best manga drawing I’ve seen in a while; they’re no panel that is nothing less than clean, precise and beautiful. And we even have the traditional Ghibi that are here and there. Some people find it take away from the story. But I find those the part that reminds you it’s still a manga, the Ghibi’s appear at the silly moment, and this novel has many silly moment and they always made me giggle. I’ve read a few manga classics like this and I find that the Pride and Prejudice is the one that has the best balance of serious storytelling and silly Ghibi moments. Great decision to have the books available in paperback and hard cover editions. You can have the manga’s tradition paperback or the traditional hardcover from classic period novels. Two worlds come together and I can’t wait to have more of them in my collection.
Date published: 2017-04-21

Editorial Reviews

The art is delicate... perfect for those new to manga" - NoFlyiingNoTights.com"Fun, funny, and gorgeously illustrated, this is a pitch perfect retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel" - Four Stars! GoodReads.com"The cover is a real invitation to the work, showing well the cupid slope of Emma and all the romanticism of the plot, with hearts, flowers, aura and the typical arch and arrow of the mythical character. Recommended for everyone, especially for those who like this genre and for those who have difficulty reading the original work because of all the formalism of writing." - 5 Stars! NetGalley.com"