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When neither succeeds in corrupting her virtue, their anger is so great that they decide to murder her — with gabrielle-susanne endorsement of her husband.

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Peter Lang, So I kept thinking I was almost done, and then, nope! See all 55 reviews. If you want to read the full story of Beauty and the Beast, look no further than this latest unabridged edition Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Buy the selected items together This item: This was my “book with antonyms in the title” for the ultimate reading challenge by popsugar. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Finding no one else in the castle, he eats the food himself. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon tne print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books.


She progressively lost her family fortune and was forced to seek a means of employment to support herself. Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve was born and died in Parisbut belonged to a powerful Protestant family from La Rochelle.

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Description Think you know the story of ‘Beauty and the Beast’? Madame de Villeneuve’s version is often known as “the original” beauty and the beast story using the definition above.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Film versions anthropomorphize him and make him gruffly romantic, which I like, but the book is remarkable for giving him no redeeming qualities other than his generosity in looking after Beauty’s needs.

Available editions United States. There is also talk of the Beast having scales. Although, I find Disney’s talking and moving furniture and appliances more entertaining than animals.

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

Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. There’s also some gabriellr-suzanne crazy magic going on, with the Beast split, in a sense, into two selves. I am a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast. It has been my favourite fairy tale since I was a kid The first half of this book is absolutely fascinating.

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For whoever hasn’t read the original Beauty and the Beast, this is a must read. This book contains the original tale by Madame de Villeneuve, first published inand 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 cursed and revelations about Beauty’s parentage, which fail to appear in subsequent versions.


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.

In this original version, there are Kings and 3. I read a pretty nice edition by Beaumont which I will write a review on next. My major quibbles are located by the end, as I wasn’t very fond of a certain reveal about Belle and found her lack of reaction to losing her beloved Beast to a run-of-the-mill hottie prince rather passive and jarring for its absence.

That was Walt Disney’s romantic version, but not exactly Madame de Villeneuve’s version. That chapter is very convoluted and tricky to follow at times, but I kept at it because I wanted to know the whole story.

Feb 14, Elizabeth rated it really liked it.