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Beauty and the Beast

This book contains the original tale by Madame de Villeneuve, first published in barbog, and although the classic elements of Beauty giving up her freedom to live with the Beast, during which time she begins to see beyond his grotesque appearance, are present, there is a wealth of rich back story to how the Prince became heast and revelations about Beauty’s parentage, which fail to appear in subsequent versions.

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Poor Beast, that’s one rubbishy godmother to have, and good for him that he was able to end up happier. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. On the other hand, the Prince isn’t so “placeholder”a character in this version; he has a backstory, and the reason why he became a beast is explained much better here, and it’s somewhat disturbing!


Suddenly a beast appears and tells him he must die for abusing his hospitality. Mar 15, Kirsten Dent rated it liked it.

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And secondly, because Beast is really beastlyand it takes longer for them to come to understand each other and fall in love. She might yet still retain … reason, beeast she is as a statue, effectively silenced and unable to act for herself”. Not what I expected Gina think the love story part was very believable. Gabrielles-uzanne 25, Annette rated it liked it Shelves: Her sisters, on the other hand, are proud and wealthy and refuse gzbrielle-suzanne marry anyone less than a duke or earl.

Beauty and the Beast. This is an excellent translation to read also, btw. The merchant and his family are all given positions in the kingdom raising them in status and allowing them to live in the castle.

Beauty and the Beast was originally a feminist fable disguised as marriage guidance

I really just wanted it to end already, but the concept of the story is entertaining just not executed in an entertaining way. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. The words and phrasing are a bit different, because it was translated from French into English, but I found it very beautiful.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. It was truly a fairy tale in that there were several fairies including a very evil fairy. The villejeuve is flowery and elaborate.


They marry and have a daughter. Write a customer review. Read reviews that gqbrielle-suzanne beauty and the beast fairy tale disney version original story hard read madame de villeneuve worth every read the original favorite fairy must read story of beauty version of beauty original beauty prince fairies backstory beaumont ending based century.

Good book very different Very good and interesting book, a lot different then the Disney story is based off of but still very much enjoyable.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. He is unable to keep this terrible secret from Gabtielle-suzanne and when she finds out she returns to the Castle in his place.

The Journal of Mythic Arts. Highly highly highly recommend.

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Most of the background was revealed via dialogue, the reader was ‘told’ rather than ‘shown’. Alexa Actionable Gabrille-suzanne for the Web. Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve published both fairy tales and novels.