|The Bennet sisters in the Marvel edition|
I guess you may have already seen or read the 5 Issues in the Pride & Prejudice Marvel Comic Books series. In fact, they are not new.
The idea of creating graphic tales based on P&P was not bad at all, either. Marvel launched the series with a hammering campaign when the series came out but I finally I didn't read any of the issues released at that time because I wasn't so attracted by the style of the graphics. What didn't I like?
|P&P - Eye Classics Edition|
What I'm here to tell you is that I've found a graphic version of Pride and Prejudice which is lovelier or which I liked much more (on the right and below). Neither this one is new, you may have seen it already. But I have only discovered it recently, so I borrowed and read it few days ago , thanks to a Janeite friend who collects as many editions of the novel as she can. Let's start having a look at its cover:
This Eye Classics edition of Pride and Prejudice features Ian Edginton’s script - an honest, reverent adaptation – and Robert Deas's design.
What I liked is that the core story is there, nothwistanding the inevitable cuts, and the dialogue sounds pretty and mostly Austen. Many of the scenes recalls Pride and Prejudice 1995, the BBC series, more than Jane Austen's novel, which is something I didn't mind at all. The graphics is lovely though some of the characters may look like one another (Darcy, Bingley, Wickham, for instance) and that may confuse a newbie.
It was an enjoyable read and a delightful way to go back to the familiar moments we all love in Elizabeth and Darcy's story.
Do you know any other graphic version of Pride and Prejudice which could be worth reading and collecting?