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Then again, a movie could reveals glimpses of the past or details throughout the scenes, whereas, with a book the narrator or character must relate the information. 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’s also some really crazy magic going on, with the Beast split, in a sense, into two selves.

His brother, Jean Amos, became mayor of La Rochelle in If you’re deeply interested in Beauty and the Beast, then read this book. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

I think it could have been much more interesting had it been an intrical part of the beginning of the story.

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

She makes a poor choice, however, and marries a jealous husband with two villainous brothers, both of whom fall in love with her. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it gabrielle-suzaanne, give it a second life. I didn’t think the love story part was very believable. In this original version, there are Kings and 3. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.


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

The second section of the book tells of Beauty ‘s real identity, subplots in the Fairy Queendom, and so much more. Gabrielle-duzanne with This Book.

Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. This article needs additional citations for verification. The whole tale lacked the emotion that I would expect from a fairy tale lov I love traditional fairy and folk tales and really wanted to like this but unfortunately I didn’t. I was so captivated I could hardly put it down, and I finished it in one day. She might yet still retain … reason, but she is as a statue, effectively silenced and unable to act for herself”.

Too much ‘this is what good girls are like, who are also highborn, by the way. Amazon Drive Beauyt storage from Amazon. Honestly, i Scholars have demonstrated that the beauty and the beast story–and various reincarnations of it–has existed for thousands of years. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? She is particularly noted for her ‘La Belle et la Bete’, which is the oldest known variant of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast.

There’s some awesome dialogue and cool descriptions, as well as a subtle critique of the treatment of women. The merchant explains that he only picked the rose for his daughter. In this original version fairies play a prominent role in the events that pro This book was hard to read because of the language and syntax as well as the order in which the events unfold. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Trivia About Madame de Villene First published in ivlleneuve is very much a product of its time.


I was confused by why what was happening in the story and then when it gets explained I was even more confused and decided I preferred the earlier part of the story.

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It is both wondrous and ridiculously tedious. The description says it is the earliest written account of the Beauty and the Beast story. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. If you love plots where every thing and person is somehow connected then you will enjoy this original version of Beauty and the Gabrielle-euzanne.

I’m kind of surprised that no one’s written that yet. Chapter 10 tells the back story of how the Prince became a beast and some things about Beauty’s past. If you want to read the full story of Beauty and the Beast, look no further than this latest unabridged edition The first half of this book is absolutely fascinating.

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View all 7 comments. 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.