Review: Emma by Stacy King

Manga Classics: EmmaTitle: Emma
Author: Stacy King, Po Tse, Jane Austen
Type: Graphic Novel
Genre: Classics
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Date published:  May 12, 2015
Format: Digital
Page Count: 308
Source: ARC via Netgalley

Rating: 4/5

Beautiful, clever, rich – and single – Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

Manga Classics: Emma brings Jane Austen’s classic tale of youthful folly and romantic exuberance to a modern audience with this beautiful, new manga adaptation. The impulsive match-making of Emma Woodhouse delivers both humor and heartache through the gorgeous artwork of manga.


Manga Classics Emma was such a great read. Although I have never read the story before, I found it really easy to follow.

I absolutely enjoyed the story and loved the characters. The graphics were drawn so nicely and I loved all the dresses. Emma’s character really shone out in the story and her thoughts and feelings were very well portrayed. Although her audaciousness was extreme at times, her intent to good and to help others really resonated with me. She (almost) made it seem reasonable to meddle with other people’s love lives.

I loved how the characters and plot slowly unravelled as the story went on. Nothing was a shock and turns of the events were pleasantly predictable. Through making some of the subtle hints more obvious in the manga, the writers made it a lot easier to understand the characters and to fully appreciate the plot.

Overall, I enjoyed reading the graphic novel and am eager to read the classic! I definitely recommend manga classics to readers who are still hesitant to pick up the real books (I totally understand because I am one of those readers). They won’t disappoint!


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