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Beauty and the Beast [Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, James Robinson Planché] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the. Madame de Villeneuve’s The Story of the Beauty and the Beast: The Original Classic French Fairytale [Rachel Louise Lawrence, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de . Madame de Villeneuve’s the Story of the Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle- suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve, , available at Book.

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Honestly, i Scholars have demonstrated that the beauty and the beast story–and various reincarnations of it–has existed for thousands of years.

Fairies, good and bad have a lot of involvement in the plot and influence most of what happens in the lives of the characters. The second half is all prequel, explaining every detail about both Beauty and Beast’s backstory. The king, Beauty’s real father, grows young again after he’s reunited with his wife.

When neither succeeds in corrupting her virtue, their anger is so great that gabgielle-suzanne decide to murder her — with the endorsement of her husband. Read more Read less. Beauty and the Beast is a magical tale of love, understanding, and triumph. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, French author c.

Another big change was the Beast. Modern day superhero stories have nothing on the characters and great battles between good and evil in the Fairyland depicted here.

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The events themselves are cool, but they’re presented in a d dump of exposition and it would take probably a whole trilogy of novels to relate them properly. A malicious fairy assumes the form of a neighboring queen and shows up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


And then, if you’re brave, read this version. And honestly, it was a little odd. We get great details into Bauty life, and that of her family she has both brothers and sisters. Chapter 10 tells the back story of how the Prince became a beast and some things about Beauty’s past.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. The language is flowery and elaborate.

Want to Read saving…. The only thing that I didn’t enjoy was the long monologues at the end. First published in La jeune ameriquaine, et les contes marins, it is over a hundred pages long, containing ma Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot beaast Villeneuve, French author c.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve was born and died in Parisbut belonged to a powerful Protestant family from La Rochelle.

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It was fun to read the original story that inspired the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast, and to find the elements that were shared between the two stories! And secondly, because Beast is gabrielle-suzwnne beastlyand it takes longer for them to come to understand each other and fall in love. In the morning as he leaves he finds a beautiful rose bush in gqbrielle-suzanne garden and picks a single flower for his daughter Belle.

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

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There was just one long story about fairys, and it just lost me there. The merchant explains that he only picked the rose for his daughter. Film versions anthropomorphize him and make him gruffly romantic, which I like, but the book is remarkab It was great to finally read the original story after enjoying so many film adaptations over the years.


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Jan 11, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. This book contains the original tale by Madame de Villeneuve, first published inand although the classic gabrielle-suuzanne 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 villeneufe to appear in subsequent versions.

I actually preffered this version to the abridgement, the characters are fleshed out, there’s depth to the plotline and more themes are explored.

A daughter was born from the marriage but no records indicate if she survived.