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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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I read this book out of curiosity. See all 55 reviews. I’m assuming most people know at least a small amount of information on Beauty and The Beast.

Suddenly a beast appears and tells him he must die neast abusing his hospitality. The description says it is the earliest written account of the Beauty and the Beast story.

Beauty and 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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If you love plots where every thing and person is somehow connected then you will enjoy this original version of Beauty and the Beast.

It was an easy read but of course the wording is in a more Victorian style. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. To view it, click here. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Chapter 10 tells the back story of how the Prince became a beast and some things about Beauty’s past. 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. Dec 28, Snoepjess rated it liked it. So when we talk about the “original version” of this and other fairy tales what we really mean is the first time it was written down in some semblance of the modern way we tell the story.

Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve ‘s Beauty and the Beast. May 23, Lucy Langford rated it liked it. Beauty and the Beast Illustrated. Worth a read for sure! Jun 24, Hayley rated it did not like it. Beauty’s aunt, also a fairy, assumes the form of a bear and kills the potential murderers and makes it look like the bear also killed Beauty, then takes her and substitutes her for a merchant’s baby who has just died.

That was Walt Disney’s romantic version, but not exactly Madame de Villeneuve’s version. Here a king meets and falls in love with a woman, not knowing she’s a fairy. Trivia About Madame de Villene I mostly wanted to read this to get a better appreciation for YA retellings!

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

And secondly, because Beast is really beastlyand it takes longer for them to come to understand each other and fall in love. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. If you want to read the full story of Beauty gilleneuve the Beast, look no further than this latest unabridged edition They are identical in some respects, but Madame de Villeneuve’s version contains so much more detail.


In this original tale of Beauty and the Beast, we villeneuvve given intricate details of the background, more than any other adaptation that I’ve read so far of this classic story.

This is an excellent translation to read also, btw. Archived from the original on But Beaumont abridged an earlier version, this version, by Villeneuve, and boy did she abridge it! On the other hand, the Prince isn’t so “placeholder”a character in this version; he has a backstory, and the reason why he became a beast is explained much better here, and it’s somewhat disturbing!

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Think you know the story of gabrjelle-suzanne and the Beast’? The merchant and his family are all given positions in vllleneuve kingdom raising them in status and allowing them to live in the castle. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The king’s people stage a ruse to hide that she’s missing and send messengers to the king saying the queen has died and hold an elaborate funeral and bury her before the king can return to the kingdom.

While in the original book she is one of many siblings.