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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It was somewhat boring at times, and lacked substance. That chapter is very convoluted and tricky to follow at times, but I kept at it because I wanted to know the whole story. We purchased this and read it when the new movie came out because we knew the modern story-line was agendized away from the authentic love originally intended.

She makes a poor choice, however, and marries a jealous husband with two villainous brothers, both of whom fall in love with her. If you want to read the full story of Beauty and the Beast, look no further than this latest unabridged edition Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. She also falls in love with the king but her efforts to entrap him are futile as he refuses to give his daughter a stepmother or make her subservient to anyone, so the fairy arranges to have her murdered.

In this original tale of Beauty and the Beast, we gxbrielle-suzanne given intricate details anx the background, more than any other adaptation that I’ve read so far of this classic story.

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

And then we get to the end, where the beast is transformed, they’re going to marry, and that’s it, right? In the morning as he leaves he finds a beautiful rose bush in the garden and picks a single flower for his daughter Belle.

See all 55 reviews. De Beaumont published approximately 70 volumes during her literary career and was celebrated as a writer of fairy tales. Due to attacks, she is forced to leave to fight beazt defend her kingdom so she asks the malicious fairy to protect and care for her son. The original fairy is released from her imprisonment and returns to the king. To view it, click here.


Late one night a merchant becomes lost in the woods and stumbles upon a seemingly deserted castle. The Journal of Mythic Arts.

Of note is that while the fairy tale supposedly teaches us all to look beyond what we see to see the inner person, it also shows no one else is capable of doing that. I didn’t like the lawn drying out story told by the fairy. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. It is both wondrous and ridiculously tedious.

If you’re deeply interested in Beauty and the Beast, then read this book. Read reviews that mention 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.

The second half I shall title, “In which a fairy decides to tell two very, very long stories which tell us everything about both the Beast and Belle’s past, and reinforce nobility as the ultimate rulers of society by making Belle a long lost princess from a faraway kingdom.

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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. This story of Beauty and the Beast was much different than any other story that I have encountered.

He is unable to keep this terrible secret from Belle and when she finds out she returns to the Castle in his place. I like this version of the classic tale.

I might be skipping that chapter in future readings. This lengthier version was abridged, rewritten, and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, to produce the shorter version most commonly retold.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The king’s people stage a ruse to hide that she’s missing and send messengers to the king saying the queen has died and hold an elaborate funeral and bury her before the king can return to the kingdom. The women in the story are all power players, though not at the expense of the men, and while none of the Fairies were given names, unlike what one of the other reviewers complained about, it’s not difficult to tell them apart.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. An entire melodrama unfolds involving the Fairies that live in a kingdom in the air; and Villeneuve teases and tantalizes the audience with bits gabrielle-suzamne the Fairy world, their government, their hierarchy, their politics, and their somewhat merciless laws, as well as a fascinating trial they undertake called The Terrible Act–basically if they can survive gabrielle-suzamne a shape-shifter, they graduate to an elevated status of Fairies where different laws apply.

From the standpoint of a modern reader, it’s not what we expect from a novel–nowadays and author can’t just spend half the book on backstory that has been tagged on at the end.

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Think you know the story of ‘Beauty and the Beast’? Want to Read saving…. However, it took me two days to read a book that would normally only take hours at most.

Jeanne Marie Le Prince. If you want to read the full story of Beauty and the Beast, look no further than this latest unabridged edition Everything wraps up very nicely and everyone lives HEA.

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

The merchant explains that he only picked the rose for his daughter. Apr 23, Becca rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.