Novel: Manga Classics: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Stacy King, Crystal Chan, Nokman Poon | Goodreads
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Great Expectations has it all: romance, mystery, comedy, and unforgettable characters woven through a gripping rags-to-riches tale. Naive Pip, creepy Miss Haversham, beautifully cold Estella, terrifying Abel Magwitch, and the rest of Dicken’s fantastic cast are perfectly envisioned in this new adaptation in this 300-plus page volume featuring artwork by artist Nokman Poon. Manga Classics editions feature classic stories, faithfully adapted and illustrated in manga style, and available in both hardcover and softcover editions. Proudly presented by UDON Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing.
This is the second manga book I’ve ever read and, like the first one, I enjoyed it more than I ever would have expected. The goal of this line of Manga Classics is to get more people interested in reading classics. This goal has been reached with me, because I now want to read Dickens’ original Great Expectations in full. I loved the graphics and found Pip to be a protagonist with depth and character. I was able to follow the story easily for the most part, though the mystery holds less weight than it probably does in the actual novel. Nevertheless, this was a fun, entertaining, and easy read. I highly recommend the Manga Classics line for anyone who would like to explore classic literature but is a bit hesitant to do so. Also, anyone who loves Great Expectations and is interested in reading it in comic form should give this book a shot.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free through NetGalley. All opinions are honest and my own.