At the beginning of the year I wrote about my “discovery” of manga because I found a book titled Emma, which I wrongly thought was a version of Jane Austen’s story.
The Emma I had found is a delightful historical fiction series set in Britain around 1900, created by Kaoru Mori. I read book one in the series, where the title character is a maid who loves a man above her station in life.
But, guess what? I recently discovered there is a manga version of Jane Austen’s Emma! This is an adaption illustrated by Po Tse and published in Udon Entertainment’s Manga Classics series.
I think manga is a wonderful way to introduce well-loved stories to readers who wouldn’t normally read classics.
Have you read any classics or old favorites in an unusual format?