Pride and Prejudice (Marvel Illustrated)

Pride and Prejudice (Marvel Illustrated)

by Nancy Butler, Hugo Petrus

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Tailored from the adored Jane Austen classic, Marvel Comics is proud to present PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! Two-time Rita Award-Winner Nancy Butler and fan-favorite Hugo Petrus fathfully adapt the whimsical tale ofLizzy Bennet and her loveable-if-eccentric family, as they navigate through tricky British social circles. Will Lizzy's father manage to marry off his five daughters, despite his wife's incessant nagging? And will Lizzy's beautiful sister Jane marry the handsome, wealthy Mr. Bingley, or will his brooding friend Mr. Darcy stand between their happiness? Pride and Prejudice #1-5.

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ISBN-13: 9780785170877
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Series: Marvel Illustrated Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 574,867
File size: 56 MB
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Pride and Prejudice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
xoxkim2000xox More than 1 year ago
I had heard about Marvel's graphic novel version of Pride and Prejudice on a Jane Austen message board and decided I'd try it out. P&P is my favorite novel so why not. Upon getting the book I instantly delved into reading it and was surprised. Both pleasantly and unpleasantly. The unpleasant part was how comic book it felt. Yes I know Marvel designed it so it's not surprising that it felt like that. It was just odd to see Jane Austen's elegant text put to pictures that sometimes didn't seem to fit. As I was reading I felt like Lizzie's face changed all the time. Not changed like her emotions changed, but that it was a different character. Not sure - it could just be me! The pleasant part about the book was that they stayed fairly true to the original text. Obviously some things had to be cut/shortened but the dialogue is pretty true to Austen's writing. I was exceedingly thrilled about that because honestly Austen was an amazing writer. It's why we still read her books today! All in all if you're looking for a fun read and want to revisit P&P but don't have the time to read the whole novel again, pull up a chair and read this version.
korjon1905 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first part of a series of five. This graphic novel is drawn beautifully and manages to capture the essence of the original, though it is a fast read. In this format it doesn't capture all the wonderful details of the original but makes for an interesting comparison. Those a fan of the original should should give this version a try.
roguelibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of manga and comics. I devour them. Another great love of mine is Jane Austen; her wit and and skill have rarely been matched even to this day. Pride and Prejudice is a particular favorite of mine. So when I learned that Marvel made a comic adaptation of Austen¿s famous work, I had to read it.Plot: Elizabeth Bennet is the second of five daughters, an intelligent, fiery and witty girl. Her mother has no goal in life but to see her daughters married well but with no money or connections, this will not prove easy. When a rich young bachelor, a Mr. Bingley, moves into town, Mrs. Bennet immediately sets her sights on him. The eldest daughter Jane, beautiful, kind and good-natured, catches his interest. His friend Darcy has a less favorable opinion of the Bennets and his pride leaves an equally bad impression on the community. He and Elizabeth soon at odds but could she have misjudged him?It¿s hard to do Austen¿s work justice, especially in five comic issues but this is a valiant effort. The art is beautiful, delicate and suits the work. I also love the women¿s magazine style in which the covers were done; they are quite clever and funny. Nancy Butler, in her adaptation, has stuck closely to Austen¿s brilliant dialogue and cannot be faulted in that respect. The story seems a bit rushed and some of the explanations insufficient for someone who doesn¿t already know the story. But on the whole Butler is very familiar with both Austen and her time period and captures the most important scenes of the novel. Though this is no replacement for the novel, in my mind, it is a wonderful complement to it.Some other notable titles in the Marvel Illustrated series: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
lilibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted into a graphic novel.
kivarson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Marvel brings the best of what it does--dynamic panel design, superb artwork and coloring, well paced dialog--to one of the great classics of literature.
MillieHennessy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this version. It was obviously cut down so it could fit in a comic format, but I feel like Butler really captured the important parts of the novel. The illustrations were great, but I will agree with another reviewer, that the ladies did look very modern, and it would have been nice if the inside art matched the style of the cover.
mtrudell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Marvel adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Lizzie Bennet and her eccentric parents, four sisters, the inscrutable Mr. Darcy and the charming Mr. Bingley. It's a complicated tale of romance, betrayal and lies in 19th century England.This graphic novel manages to preserve the original story and characters of Pride and Prejudice, and strikes the right balance between dialogue and illustration. It's easier to read than the novel, and is a good choice for those who find the language of Jane Austen difficult to manage or too dry to read. It's also good for Austen fans, as it is so authentic, without relying heavily on movie adaptations for inspiration. I did find it a bit dry and slow at times, but enjoyed the art immensely.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Condensing a lengthy classic novel like Jane Austen¿s Pride and Prejudice into a 120-page comic book is a formidable task. But Nancy Butler succeeds in doing so, retaining much of Jane Austen¿s witty dialogue and losing very little of the book¿s plot and charm. (There were, however, I noticed a couple of ill-placed lines. For instance, Lizzy¿s musings over how the ¿sickly and cross¿ Anne de Bourgh will make a proper wife for Darcy occurs before the reader of the comic is made aware of the intended marriage between the two. Likewise, Darcy¿s reflection on Lizzy¿s comment of approaching her with ¿a more gentlemanlike manner¿ is ill-placed considering that this line of Lizzy¿s is omitted earlier.) However, the illustrations in this book leave something wanting. They are well executed technically but do not fit the story well. The cover depicts one artist¿s illustrations of Lizzy and, as this was the only image I saw from the book before getting my hands on a physical copy, I had expected this image of Lizzy to prevail throughout. However, this is not so. Instead the women in this book all look like someone you would see in a superheroes¿ comic except with Regency clothes. I find this ironic after the introduction from the author explaining how this book is part of an effort to make comics appeal to girls, who should not intimidated by ¿impossibly buxom she-heroes.¿ The Bennet girls and others are not portrayed as ¿impossibly buxom¿ but they are impossibly beautiful in that peculiar comic book way. And a small thing I found vexing was the changing hair colors ¿ throughout the book Jane¿s hair switches from pitch black to blonde and back again and Bingley starts out a blond and ends up a red-head. Go figure. All in all, this a fun way for an Austen fan to get a quick recap on one of their favorite novels, but I¿m not sure I¿d really recommend it ¿ and I definitely wouldn¿t recommend it over the original.
mjmbecky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There's no need to really rehash what the story is about, as it really is a graphic telling of the famous novel, but will say that the heart of this famous love story is all present and represented nicely.I thought that this graphic version of the famous story to be quite fun reading. In fact, after taking it to school to show it to the librarians and several of my classes, I had a couple of students who wanted to take it home (which I would have considered had it been my own copy). It was a cute, fast read, and the pictures that went along with the chosen dialogue were quite well done. Other than being a little distracted by Elizabeth's lips (excessive lines made it look like she'd had a bit of botox), it was a great read. I highly recommend this graphic novel to anyone who is an Austen fan and would like to see their favorite scenes played out in graphic fashion.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
*Book source ~ Library Adapting to a graphic novel makes this classic about Lizzy Bennet and her crazy family more accessible to people who would never pick up the book in the first place. At least, I think so. Hopefully it’ll make those people go out and pick up the book. If not, at least this adaptation tells the tale fairly well. And the artwork is gorgeous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book in paper back and I loved it! I think it was refering to the movie with Kara Nightly, because some pictures look alot like her. I love this book soo uch but i think think they should make more. Yeah yeah the ending said THE END i still tkink thay scould make more. But other than that i loved it.
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Wittgenstein's Nephew, by Thomas Bernhard In one wing of an Austrian hospital Thomas Bernhard (the author's fictionalized narrator), lies recovering from a lung ailment. From the wing reserved for the mentally ill a patient comes in search of him. Paul, related to the famous philosopher Wittgenstein, is the beloved friend of all his days. With flashbacks framing the most deliciously idiosyncratic character studies anywhere in literature, we savor Paul, fast car enthusiast, musical savant, gentle spirit progressively going mad and impecunious while squandering a massive fortune, and roll our eyes in delight at Thomas, whose virulent fulminations seem to extend not only unsparingly to tout le monde, but even to nature itself, which he despises (!). Austrians, his fellow-countrymen whom he particularly targeted, had a word for him: Nestbeschmutzer-one who dirties his own nest.
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