Pride and Prejudice - The Graphic Novel

SelfMadeHero Releases Pride and Prejudice Graphic Novel

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”.

Two hundred years ago, Jane Austen introduced us to Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters and their suitors with the publication of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1813), which she referred to a her “darling Child” – and generations of readers have taken it to their hearts.

Pride and Prejudice - The Graphic Novel

The irresistible attraction she portrays, between the sparkily independent Elizabeth and the solemnly austere Mr. Darcy, counts among the greatest,most romantic – and funniest – love stories ever told.

Robert Deas and Ian Edginton’s adaptation strives to reproduce the “bright and sparkling” charm of the original, illustrated by Deas in a bright, clear-line comic style and adapted by Edginton to capture the cadence and humour of Austen’s writing. Austen compared her writing to a miniaturist’s art: a “little bit of Ivory on which I work with so fine a Brush”.

The graphic novel adaptation is the perfect starting point for young adult readers and after the huge success of recent film and tv adaptations, this is a refreshingly different way for Austen fans to revisit this much-loved classic.

Pride and Prejudice the graphic novel is published by SelfMadeHero (144pp, colour, RRP £14.99) and available from all good bookshops or direct from www.selfmadehero.com/shop.php.

This post was not written by Carl Doherty, or indeed anyone else for Shelf Abuse, but is simply a reiterated press release. A bit of a shoddy practice, really, if I'm honest, but there you go.

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