Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sense and Sensibility by Nancy Butler - OPTIONAL

Butler, Nancy Sense and Sensibility, 128 pages, Marvel, 2010, $19.99. Content-G
After the death of their father, the Dashwood sisters are cut off by their half brother who inherited the family home and fortune. Unable to maintain their position in society, they are reduced to relying on distant relatives for assistance. When the eldest sister, Elinor, catches the eye of her sister-in-law's brother, Edward Ferrars, her common sense tells her that a union between them would be unlikely. But a girl can hope, can't she? Her younger sister, Marianne, is insensible in her marked attention towards the roguish  Mr. Willoughby.  Why should a young woman in a perfect state of happiness act with caution? The answers are pure Jane Austen; this rendition is not.  The artwork is cartoonish, and the characters look like bobble-headed caricatures of their literary counterparts. With half a dozen main characters, the artwork makes it really hard to tell them all apart. If you are a fan of Austen and graphic novels, you will probably make excuses for this remake; however, I do not recommend it unless your library has either a lot of female graphic novel readers or a whole group of anglophiles. MS/HS-OPTIONAL; Reviewer: Gretchen

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