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There are themes of things are not as they seem, beauty, love, and marriage. Film versions anthropomorphize him and make him gruffly romantic, which I like, but the book veauty remarkab It was great to finally read the original story after enjoying so many film adaptations over the years.

They marry and have a daughter. First published in it is very much a product of its time. Jul 18, Joy rated it ths liked it Shelves: At first I thought the 2 were fairly similar, and the only things Beaumont cut Beauty’s dreams of an unknown prince and a menagerie of monkeys and talking birds that followed aand around.

The language is flowery and elaborate. And honestly, it was a little odd. To view it, click here. Born in La Rochelle. I think it could have been much more interesting had up in intrical part of the beginning of the story. Beauty, said this lady, come and receive the reward of your judicious choice; you have preferred virtue before either villneuve or beauty, and deserve to find a person in whom all these qualifications are united: Sep 11, Larissa Rounsaville rated it really liked it.


Madame de Villeneuve’s The Story of the Beauty and the Beast: The Original Classic French Fairytale

If you’re gbarielle-suzanne interested in Beauty and the Beast, then read this book. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

I mostly wanted to read this to get a better appreciation for YA retellings! I’m kind of surprised that no one’s written that yet.

If you’re hoping for a well-crafted story, this really isn’t it. Of course, the original is gabrielle-suzannne different.

Although, I find Disney’s talking and moving furniture and appliances more entertaining than animals. After Beauty’s mother disappeared from earth, the evil fairy unsuccessfully attempted to take Beauty’s life and marry her father.

Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. I think it could have been much more interesting had it been an intrical part of the beginning of the story.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I didn’t like the long drawn out story told by the fairy. She died in Paris. Customers who bought this item also bought.

The merchant explains that he only picked the rose for his daughter. 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! There is also talk of the Beast having scales. Mar 23, Sameea rated it liked it. This quick story packs a punch.


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

Think you know the story of ‘Beauty and the Beast’? Ultimately, it is the poison which finishes her off: The Beast makes a deal with him that he can take the rose and other riches back to his daughter but only villneeuve he agrees to return and does not tell his daughter of the deal. In the morning as he leaves he finds a beautiful rose bush in the garden and gabrielle-wuzanne a single flower for his daughter Belle. Her sisters, on the other hand, are proud and wealthy and refuse to marry anyone less than a duke or earl.

Dec 04, Leanne rated it liked it. This is my favourite version, for two reasons mainly: The protagonist has an unfortunate story: This was very different from the Disney version that I love so much.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I would like to see this version made into a movie.