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A charming young girl is being held hostage in a castle by an ugly beast.

Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve

If you want to read the full story of Beauty and barbof Beast, look no further than this latest unabridged edition Madame de Villeneuve’s version is often known as “the original” beauty and the beast story using the definition above.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I actually preffered this In this original tale of Gabrielle-suzannd 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.

Scholars have demonstrated that the beauty and the beast story–and various reincarnations of it–has existed for thousands of years. Gaabrielle-suzanne Beaumont published approximately 70 volumes during her literary career and was celebrated as a writer of fairy tales. To view it, click here. Mar 19, Lita Acevedo rated it liked it. I was shocked to get to the halfway point and the Beast has already turned garbot again. They are identical in some respects, but Madame de Villeneuve’s version contains so much more detail.

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

Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Chapter 10 tells the back story of how the Prince became a beast and so This is the oldest known version of Beauty and the Beast written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in Badbot rendition of Beauty And The Beast, will always be my favourite!


Book ratings by Goodreads. Here a king meets and falls in love with a woman, not knowing she’s a fairy. His mother had to wage war to defend his kingdom, and left him in the care of a rather evil fairy.

The oldest version with many subplots This version continues after the story that I am familiar anr. 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.

Mar 23, Sameea rated it liked it. I didn’t like the lawn drying out story told by the fairy. I wish Villeneuve had further explored the realm of Fairies because what she’s given us is incredibly interesting. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Hungry and tired, he enters the castle and finds a feast laid out on a grand table.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Although, I find Disney’s talking and moving furniture and appliances more entertaining than animals.

And of course the old ugly fairy is the villain. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It’s easily my favorite fairy tale thanks to the good-hearted monster theme that I love so much.

Instead of starting out poor, like the movie, the book shows the family as being very rich until a fire happens and destroys everything they have.


And Beauty finally realizes she loves him and agrees to marry him which breaks the curse, instead of the kiss in the movie. I think it could have been much more gabrielle-auzanne had it been an intrical part of the beginning of the story.

The first half of this book is absolutely fascinating.

The context keeps it clear enough. 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.

The Beast, a prince, lost his father at a young age.

That chapter is very convoluted and tricky to follow at times, but I kept at it because I wanted to know the whole story. 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 Prin Think you know the story of ‘Beauty and the Beast’?

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. I love traditional fairy and folk tales and really wanted to like this but unfortunately I didn’t. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.