Manga Classics: Les Miserables Softcover
Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo's classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine,... show more
Adapted for stage and screen, loved by millions, Victor Hugo's classic novel of love & tragedy during the French Revolution is reborn in this fantastic new manga edition! The gorgeous art of TseMei Lee brings to life the tragic stories of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, and the beautiful Fantine, in this epic adaptation of Les Miserables!
Publish date: 2014-08-12
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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This review can be found in its entirety on my blog:Reckless Indulgence | of the Written WordActual rating was 2.5 because there were parts of it that I liked, but for the most part it was just "ok" for me.
(I got an ARC of this manga through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)Though I'm a native speaker and have studied a lot of French classics during my high school and university days, I must admit, and not without shame, that I've never read Les Misérables—not the full version, that is. I ...
www.readingbifrost.comFirst off, Classics in manga form? Win. But a western manga written back to front, right to left like a traditional Japanese manga? Not so much win. Reading Japanese manga in it’s original form is a novelty, but western manga pretending to be Japanese takes the novelty out of i...
This just didn't really work for me. It felt too short, more like a illustrated summary than a proper story. Even Jean Valjean's backstory felt rushed and it was worse with the rest of the characters. The revolution seems to come out of nowhere and it didn't really feel like it was important to any ...
There are several reasons to love this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic LES MISÉRABLES. For one, as a Westerner reading manga, the brain flips “on”. It’s like taking notes or drawing with your non-dominant hand: it pushes you to observe more. Then, the stylistic cartooning of manga pushes emotion...