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Sense & Sensibility (Marvel Illustrated) Paperback – April 27, 2011
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This graphic-novel version of the story of two sisters who live at different ends of the intellectual and emotional spectrum is a success both in its claim to merely adapting Austen and in the visual and narrative apertures it gives new readers of her nineteenth-century prose. The story unfolds almost entirely in dialogue (whereas Austen�s original was carried largely by letters exchanged), and Liew�s artwork is fully colored in soft and luminescent period hues, and his figures have a nearly bobble-headed tininess that makes them a welcome fit in antique parlors. Butler�s introduction is wise, and the story�s vocabulary and syntax are gently updated to make for smooth reading by those unfamiliar with Austen. The genteel poverty, the romance, and the family affairs remain authentic and vivid, with a subtle glaze of humor in the characters� thought balloons and expressive faces. Grades 9-12. --Francisca Goldsmith --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Nancy Butler is the award-winning author of 12 Signet Regencies and 3 novellas.
Winner of the 1998 Golden Leaf Award for Best First Novel and two Rita Awards.
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My one qualm with this adaptation relates to the manner in which Butler elected to translate key scenes to the page. She does a creditable job once again of retaining the flavor of Austen's text, but as she points out in her introduction, Sense and Sensibility was originally largely epistolary and narrative-heavy, a drawback when crafting a graphic novel version. In most cases, visual and textual renderings of events only hinted at in the novel are created on the page in a manner faithful to the story's spirit, striving to remain in-line with the author's intent. But in some cases, such as when Willoughby pleads his case to Elinor, so many panels are given to relating that event that a key turning point moment, such as Marianne's illness, receives the short shrift. That "balancing" issue aside, this is a lovely volume and a fine introduction to Austen's classic tale of the trials and tribulations of two very different sisters.
This reviewer thinks Butler and Liew did a good to excellent job. The essentials of the story have been preserved, along with the romantic and comedic elements that enable the plot. Butler has apparently added a little dialogue for transition purposes, but this alteration may be seamless to the average reader. Sonny Liew's artwork resembles caricature in places, but is authentic to the period and more than adequate to convey the action. Readers may sympathize all over again with the struggles of the sensible and duty-bound Elinor and her passionately romantic younger sister Marianne to find suitable husbands among men who may be more or less than they seem.
"Sense and Sensibility" the graphic novel is highly recommended to those Jane Austen fans looking for a way to introduce their digital-age children or grandchildren to a classic romance novel in a form that is apt to hold their attention, and perhaps motivate them to read the original.