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This lengthier version was abridged, rewritten, and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, to produce the shorter version most commonly retold. See all 55 reviews. I wasn’t very huge on this story on its own, though, and would recommend reading the abridged version because some stuff either got lost in translation or was just super tedious to begin with.

There is also talk of the Beast having scales. Within six months of her marriage, she requested a separation of belongings from her husband who had already squandered much of their substantial joint family inheritance.

The merchant and his family are all given positions in the kingdom raising them in status and allowing them to live in the castle. This is my villeneuvw version, for two reasons mainly: I’d have loved that the reveal had been scrapped and she’d expressed dismay at the transformation, as she did in Beaumont’s version.


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Beauty and the Beast

This was my “book with antonyms in the title” for the ultimate reading challenge by popsugar. However, it took me two days to read a book that would normally only take hours at bauty. Looking for beautiful books?

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Hungry and tired, he enters the castle and finds a feast laid out on a grand table.

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This is an excellent translation to read also, btw. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Believing he has rejected her because she is old and ugly, she curses him, turning him into the beast.

Ultimately, it is the poison which finishes her off: Here a king meets and falls in love villleneuve a woman, not knowing she’s a fairy.

View all 8 comments. I really just wanted it to end already, but the concept of the story is entertaining just not executed in an entertaining way.

The language is flowery and elaborate. Too much ‘this is what good girls are like, who are also highborn, by the way. Her sisters, on the other hand, are proud and wealthy and refuse to marry anyone less than a duke or earl. However, only a small part of this tale revolves around Beauty being held in a castle with the Beast, but an even greater tne takes us back to the history of villeneve lineage of both parties.


The major concerns are courtly.

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

Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve published both fairy tales and novels. The second section of the book tells of Beauty ‘s real identity, subplots in the Fairy Queendom, and so much more. I actually preffered this In this original tale of Beauty and the Beast, we are given intricate details of the background, more than any other adaptation that I’ve read so far of this classic story. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

I found it interesting as a piece of history, but it is not a great work of literature. A charming young girl narbot being held hostage in a castle by an ugly beast. While in the original book she is one of many siblings. Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.