Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility by Stacy King (Story Adaptation), Po Tse (Art by), Jane Austen (Original Story)

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.95 with 499 ratings (as of 6/15/2019)

Impulsive Marianne Dashwood and cautious Elinor are as different as two sisters could be, yet both are shattered by their father’s sudden Death. Elinor’s attachment to the reserved Edward Ferrars is torn asunder by family opposition and his own dark secret, while Marianne’s brilliant romance with the dashing John Willoughby comes to a tumultuous end in a devastating public betrayal. Can the two sisters overcome these trials to find true, lasting happiness?

Jane Austen’s beloved first novel, filled with romance, redemption and social critique, is brought to life for a modern audience in this gorgeous manga-style adaptation! …more

200 Word Review

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

I have never been a big fan of Jane Austen or Manga books. However, combining the two made for an interesting and fun read. Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility (Stacy King (Story Adaptation), Po Tse (Art by), Jane Austen (Original Story)) is part of the Manga Classics series. According to Goodreads, as of 6/13/2019, most of the 15 novels in the series have been adapted by Stacy King with artwork from Po Tse.

I attempted to read Sense and Sensibility several times but, I stop, put it down, and give up. I understand the time period in which it was written so it is not because of the way women behave or how they are treated that I have not finished. 

Reading the Manga Classics version I found Austen’s well-known classic easier to read and, for the first time, was able to finish reading the story. 

I gave 5 stars to Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility not for Austen’s work. It is because of the superb way Stacy King was able to adapt the story into a Manga novel without losing the original story.

I feel this series would be a fun way to introduce Classics to “non-readers”.

This review was published on, Smashbomb, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble on before 6/15/19. When available, the review will be published on and, using Overdrive, will be rated in 9 libraries.

Genre: Classics, Manga, Graphic Novel
Print Length: 308 pages
ISBN: 1927925630
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Publication Date: August 29, 2014

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