Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont [Complete and Unabridged]

Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont [Complete and Unabridged]

by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
     
 

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de… See more details below

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Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757.

Variants of the tale are known across Europe. In France, for example, Zémire et Azor is an operatic version of the story of Beauty and the Beast written by Marmontel and composed by Grétry in 1771. It had enormous success well into the 19th century.[4] It is based on the second version of the tale.

Amour pour amour, by Nivelle de la Chaussée, is a 1742 play based on Villeneuve's version.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012417060
Publisher:
Lions Gate Classics
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Series:
Lions Gate Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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