Miss Butterworth and the mad baron A graphic novel

Julia Quinn, 1970-

Book - 2022

"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes this irresistible treat, a charming and jaunty graphic novel, based on story snippets peppered throughout a number of her books. Originally mentioned in It's in His Kiss -- one of the Bridgerton novels which inspired the smash Netflix series Bridgerton -- Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is finally told here in its entirety for the first time."--

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Subjects
Genres
Historical comics
Romance comics
Graphic novels
Comics (Graphic works)
Published
New York, NY : Avon an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers [2022]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"An irresistible treat for Bridgerton fans."--cover.
Physical Description
141 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780062958594
0062958593
Main Author
Julia Quinn, 1970- (author)
Other Authors
Violet Charles (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Fans of Quinn's Bridgerton series will be amused to find the infamous Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron—a fictional, deliberately absurd novel read by characters in several of Quinn's books, beginning with the seventh Bridgerton installment—has been adapted into a graphic novel, with Quinn's sister, Violet Charles, providing the illustrations. The choice of format was a wise one—Charles' expressive, cartoonish art is well suited to the outlandish plot—and readers will be entertained by the increasingly melodramatic antics of Miss Butterworth who, after a tragic childhood, is hired as a companion to the grandmother of the titular mad baron, who turns out to be not so mad after all. Together they must overcome the scheming of a dastardly cousin attempting to have the baron institutionalized so that he might claim the title instead—and, of course, they find love along the way. Newcomers might roll their eyes at the silliness on offer, but this is a reasonably amusing, if somewhat forgettable romp that is likely to please Quinn's fans and will undoubtedly circulate well among her large readership. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

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Review by Library Journal Reviews

In Adams's debut, teenage library worker Aleisha shares The Reading List she's found (all scrunched up) with a widower trying to relate to his book-obsessed granddaughter (75,000-copy first printing). Alderson's Sisters in Arms tells the story of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only all-Black battalion of the Women's Army Corps during World War II (150,000-copy first printing). Buxton's Feral Creatures reintroduces us to S.T., the fabulously cheeky crow who starred in the multi-best-booked Hollow Kingdom. Ferguson, the Duchess of York, tells the Victorian-era story of Lady Margaret Montagu Scott in Her Heart for a Compass (150,000-copy first printing). Second in a spin-off from Hearne's New York Times best-selling "Iron Druid Chronicles" series, Paper & Blood features wily Scottish detective Al MacBharrais. In Jio's latest, Seattle-based librarian Valentina Baker receives news sent With Love from London that she's inherited an apartment and bookshop from the mother who abandoned her. Wealthy newcomers wreak havoc to the point of horror in a lakeside rural town in Bram Stoker Award winner Jones's My Heart Is a Chainsaw (100,000-copy first printing). New York Times best-selling Kadrey wraps up his iconic "Sandman Slim" series with the Shoggot gang, led by King Bullet, overrunning a virus-undone Los Angeles (75,000-copy first printing). Debuter Lange's We Are the Brennans features almost-30 Sunday Brennan returning from Los Angeles to New York to explain to both family and ex-fiancé why she left them five years ago (100,000-copy first printing). Author of the LJ best-booked Mexican Gothic, Moreno-Garcia returns with Velvet Was the Night, featuring a romance magazine-reading secretary in 1970s Mexico City obsessed with the disappearance of her beautiful next-door neighbor. Switching from big-hit dystopias, Mott sends his Black protagonist on one Hell of a Book tour in which he confronts police violence. In Pearce's Yours Cheerfully, first in a new series, advice columnist Emmeline Lake helps keep World War II London safe A(150,000-copy first printing). "Bridgerton" series author Quinn joins forces with her illustrator sister to create a graphic novel telling the story of Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron, first hinted at in the seventh book in the series (50,000-copy first printing). After a four-year renovation, Paris's glamorous Hotel Louis XVI reopens, with Steel allowing Complications to erupt. Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Based on a novel-within-a-novel from Quinn's blockbuster Bridgerton series, this tongue-in-cheek send-up of Gothic melodrama aims for high comedy but fails to take off. Tragic heroine Priscilla Butterworth wanders through outlandish misadventures before landing at the manor of the reputedly mad Lord Savagewood. Fibbing her way into a position as lady's companion to Savagewood's grandmother, Miss Butterworth piques the brooding lord's interest and uncovers a plot against his life. The characters' outlandish travails include rampaging wild boars, lightning strikes, cannibalism, drug-addled pigeons, and murder attempts straight out of a Wile E. Coyote cartoon. All of which ought to be funny, but the characters are caricatures, the plot jumps around too wildly to follow, and the manic artwork doesn't fit the period. The characters are inconsistently drawn big-eyed lumps, a choice likely to disappoint Bridgerton fans who expect well-lit beauty and elegance along with humor, and the barely sketched-in backgrounds don't give much impression of the era, either. There's plenty of fodder for graphic novel adaptations in the Bridgerton universe, but this feels rushed and lacks a firm grasp on the dynamics of visual storytelling. Agent: Steve Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency. (Jan.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Born into a happy family that is tragically ravaged by smallpox, Miss Priscilla Butterworth uses her wits to survive a series of outlandish trials. Cruelly separated from her beloved mother and grandmother, the young girl is sent to live with a callous aunt who forces her to work for her keep. Eventually, the clever and tenderhearted Miss Butterworth makes her escape . . . a daring journey into the unknown that unexpectedly leads her to the "mad" baron and a lifetime of love"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Finally escaping her heartless aunt, Miss Priscilla Butterworth embarks on a daring journey into the unknown that unexpectedly leads her to the “mad” baron and true love, in this wonderfully illustrated high-spirited 19th-century page-turner. Original. 50,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes this irresistible treat, a charming and jaunty graphic novel, based on story snippets peppered throughout a number of her books. Originally mentioned in It’s in His Kiss—one of the Bridgerton novels which inspired the smash Netflix series Bridgerton—Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is finally told here in its entirety for the first time.A madcap romantic adventure, Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron has appeared in several Julia Quinn novels and enthralled some of her most beloved characters. Now this delicious tale of love and peril is available for everyone to enjoy in this wonderfully unconventional graphic novel.Born into a happy family that is tragically ravaged by smallpox, Miss Priscilla Butterworth uses her wits to survive a series of outlandish trials. Cruelly separated from her beloved mother and grandmother, the young girl is sent to live with a callous aunt who forces her to work for her keep. Eventually, the clever and tenderhearted Miss Butterworth makes her escape . . . a daring journey into the unknown that unexpectedly leads her to the “mad” baron and a lifetime of love.Delightfully illustrated by Violet Charles, told in Julia Quinn’s playful voice, Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is a high-spirited nineteenth-century romp that will entertain and enchant modern readers.