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Fairies, good and bad have a lot of involvement in the plot and influence most of what happens in the lives of the characters.

This lengthier version was abridged, rewritten, and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, to produce the shorter version most commonly retold.

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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Jun 04, Margaret rated it liked it Shelves: Disney’s rendition of Beauty And The Beast, will always be my favourite! In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. It is not structured well and rambles and the ending is terribly convenient, however, you get Beauty’s backstory which gabridlle-suzanne even more interesting than the Beast’s.


The beast becomes man in the middle of the book.

I found it interesting as a piece of history, but it is not a great work of literature. This is an excellent translation to read also, btw. They are identical in some respects, but Madame de Villeneuve’s version contains so much more detail.

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Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. But the magic is interesting and Villeneuve presents an elaborately developed system of fairies. There’s some awesome dialogue and cool descriptions, as well as a subtle critique of the treatment of women.

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. Feminism French literature Beauty and the Beast.

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

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Honestly, i Scholars have demonstrated that the beauty and the beast story–and various reincarnations of it–has existed for thousands of years. My major quibbles are located by the end, as I wasn’t very fond of a certain reveal about Belle and found her villeneuce of reaction to losing her beloved Beast to a run-of-th This is my favourite version, for two reasons mainly: The Scarlet Flower Gabrielle-euzanne The major concerns are courtly.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Archived from the original on Her lengthy version was later rewritten, shortened and published by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, to produce the sensually toned down version most commonly retold today.


Modern day superhero stories have nothing on the characters and great battles between good and evil in the Fairyland depicted here. Beauty and the Beast eBook Terrible book and I refuse to read anymore. Peter Lang, It is only after she discovers that Beauty is really a princess that she accepts her. May 23, Lucy Langford rated it liked it.

She’s fleshed out as a character, and we can sense her motivations and goodness, as well as the motivations of her father and sisters. I would like to see this version made into a movie. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Return to Book Page. The first half of this book is absolutely fascinating.

It’s not as fascinating as I thought it might be though. Jul 26, Amanda Titter rated it liked it.