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Emma Hardcover – Oct 12 2011

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  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (Oct. 12 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785156852
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785156857
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #641,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

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.

Janet Lee is relatively new to graphic novels, having just released her first graphic Novel Return of the Dapper Men with writer Jim McCann

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A great way to introduce literature, this edition and the series stays true to the original text, the format and the illustrations bring new appeal to a story that doesn't age.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Emma: The Graphic Novel... Oct. 5 2011
By HMS Warspite - Published on
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Following "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility", writer Nancy Butler and Marvel Comics take on the challenge of translating a third Jane Austen novel into graphic novel format, with the assistance of artist Janet Lee. This time, it's Austen's superb romantic comedy "Emma", about a rich, handsome, and precocious young woman who imagines that she is the matchmaker of the village of Highbury.

As the story opens, Emma congratulates herself on arranging the marriage of her governess to a local widower and, ignoring the advice of older confidant George Knightley, takes on the case of Miss Harriet Knight. Emma decides that Harriet, a young woman of amiable disposition but uncertain parentage, is to be married to the local Vicar, Mr. Elton. Emma takes pains to bring the two together, only to get an hilariously unintended result.

Emma's next foray into matchmaking is triggered by the exciting arrival in Highbury of the handsome, charming, and mischevious Mr. Frank Churchill. Mr. Churchill will confuse Emma by appearing to pay attention to several women, including the accomplished Miss Jane Fairfax, Harriet Smith, and Emma, who finds herself wondering if she has fallen in love. A dance and a fateful picnic add to the romantic confusion, leading Emma to a shocking discovery about who she really cares about...

"Emma" is very highly recommended as an introduction to Jane Austen's original novel. Butler and Lee do an excellent job capturing the essentials of the story in a graphic format very suitable for the younger reader, and for Jane Austen fans of all ages.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A superb adaptation of the classic novel Jan. 8 2012
By Don - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Wonderful adaptation! Nancy Butler's compression of Jane Austen's fully realized novel is superb, keeping all of the major characters and plot points, yet without feeling there's anything left out; at the same time, a pleasurable side effect is that this is a very dense read, and makes the book last about twice as long as the average graphic novel. The true star of this book, however, is Janet Lee, whose illustrations are stellar. Seemingly a mixture of watercolor, marker, pastels and pen (and more?), Lee's art displays a clarity of storytelling and an odd mixture of frivolity and slight caricature which fits well with Austen's setting. If you've loved Emma before, you should find this adaptation a welcome joy, and the title character herself immediately recognizable as the well-intentioned twit she's always been.
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Kindle Edition review June 17 2013
By J. Garcia - Published on
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This was our first venture trying out graphic novels on our Kindle. The book itself was fine. A great interpretation of a familiar story.

The experience of reading the book was somewhat frustrating. Granted, we might not be savvy enough to know all the tricks of reading comics in this format, so I can only speak to our experience. Not being able to zoom in and out of the individual panels made it difficult to read. The print was pretty small.

We did feel compelled to buy the TPB of the story in the near future.
An Eyeful Sept. 12 2015
By mk - Published on
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I finally got around to reading/visualizing this one to my delightful surprise. I have graphic novels of Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, and, also, Pride and Prejudice(of, course!); however, I was put off reading this one because of the caricature-like drawings- mistake.

Have you ever gone to a movie expecting it to be a stinker or even just so-so, and then totally amazed how good it was? Same here. Grumbling about the drawings for about the first page or two, I soon was immersed in total enjoyment of this fun adaptation of Jane Ausen's classic. There are an immense amout of frames here, full of the wonderful dialogue and cleverness we've all come to thrive on over the years; moreover, the art work flushes out with all the different angles and expressions, the emotional fun of this story. By George, it works!

I recommend, unless you are simply a total, unflexible realist, to give this book a try. Go with the flow. Feel the interactions, teasings and playfulness between the characters, such as Knightley and Emma. If you've only seen the movies, you're, definitely, going to get a lot more details from this very accurate telling. Then, go read the real novel.

Good stuff. Capital, capital!
Creative Classics! April 7 2015
By james & mary smith - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Marvel came up with the great idea of recreating the classics in their own way. Emma was just one of many that Marvel has recreated.
Emma starts out in the story as a young woman self obsessed. Being a young woman of not just privilege, but being spoiled as well, has Emma coming off as a snoot. As the story progresses Emma starts to question her status in the world and she's also starting to care more about her friends and their well being.
She has a male friend, for whom she thinks of like a brother. They fuss and argue as siblings would. As time goes on Emma starts questioning her feelings for her very best male friend.
Do they end up together? Read it and see.