Pride and Prejudice by Nancy Butler & Hugh Petrus

Pride and Prejudice graphic novel

Apparently I’m on a bit of a graphic novel kick. When I was looking for Maus at the library a couple of weeks ago, I saw this – a graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. How could I pass it up?

So, I don’t really know what to say of it other than it was pretty true to the bookΒ – even most of the dialogue was the same. It was unique and a fun way to re-visit Pride and Prejudice without reading the original novel or watching the 5-hour long movie (cause let’s face it, the shorter movies suck big time). And I have to say that the Petrus did a lovely job with the art – it was beautiful and expressive.

In looking for a good image to show, I went on Marvel’s website and it appears that this is the first of a 5-part series, although the rest of the series might be hard to find since it’s not even available on Amazon. This “part 1” book covered the entire original novel, so it seems as if the other 4 comic books are sequels. That could be pretty darn interesting, so I’m going to keep an eye out for those.

So, an interesting take on a classic, and a nice way to spend an hour or two πŸ™‚

Sarah Says: 4 stars



  1. This would be a great read! I’ve never actually read the book, but the graphic novel might be a good introduction. I go through graphic novel spurts, but haven’t read one in a while. If you’re looking for a good one, ‘The Tragical Comedy and Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch’ by Neil Gaiman is pretty good!


  2. I didn’t know this was a thing, but it looks pretty cool actually! Although I don’t like that the cover is like some crappy women’s magazine, but as long as the story is basically just P&P then I’m sold on it!


  3. I didn’t know this was a series! I want to read this but I’m forcing myself to read the actual novel first. It’ll be interesting to see what they come up with in possible future books.


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