378. Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice: The Graphic Novel by Laurence Sach

Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice: The Graphic Novel by Laurence Sach. Illustration by Rajesh Nagulakonda

Rating: (2/5)

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Oct. 29, 2013, Campfire Graphic Novels, 107 pgs

Age: (13+)

"One of the most famous opening lines in English literature, the most compelling of stories, and a host of vivid characters, has won Pride and Prejudice its rightful pride-of-place on bookshelves throughout the world. For Mr Bennet, a quiet life is to be highly commended. For Mrs Bennet, finding eligible husbands for her five daughters is the most important of a mother's duties. For Elizabeth, marrying without affection is unthinkable. But for them all, life is about to change when a handsome young man and his equally handsome and wealthy companion, take residence nearby."

Received an unsolicited review copy from the publisher.

The artwork in this graphic novel is absolutely awful.  Terrible, ugly drawings in washed out colours that have no appeal at all.  The adaptation itself was well done and it made for a good read, retelling the classic novel in good form.  I've read other graphic novels from Campfire and enjoyed many of them, so I was disappointed with the painful illustration here.