Beauty and the Beast [NOOK Book]

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Beauty and the beast is a classic traditional fairy tale
I have just re-read the book and this time i actually understand the simple meaning of this classic romantic fairy tale.
That is for a person to simply exhibit virtue in everything that they do and to others around them.
The driving theme of the story is that good things come to those ...
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Beauty and the Beast

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Overview

Beauty and the beast is a classic traditional fairy tale
I have just re-read the book and this time i actually understand the simple meaning of this classic romantic fairy tale.
That is for a person to simply exhibit virtue in everything that they do and to others around them.
The driving theme of the story is that good things come to those who wait.
Beauty is the sincere sister whilst her siblings are the opposite, whilst the beast is in fact not all he seems at first glance.
Beauty and the beast is a wonderful children’s classic that shows the reader that maybe it’s best to view the world and people within it with an open mind and perhaps its better not to discriminate against other people...The classic tale that beauty is inside of you and that you can find love and beauty inside the scariest of places.love conquers all things....
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016616162
  • Publisher: RANDALL BRADY SANDERS
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 707,776
  • File size: 35 KB

Meet the Author

She was born in Rouen and died in 1780. She lost her mother when she was only eleven but wrote that she did not mourn her death. The family was very poor and several of her siblings had to be sent away for adoption. She wrote that her mother had suffered terribly at not being able to maintain contact with her children or to establish what had become of them. She therefore felt intuitively that her mother's death was a blessing.
From 1725 - 1735 she taught small children in Ernemont, about ten miles from Rouen. Subsequently, she obtained a prestigious position as a singing teacher to the children at the Court of the Duke of Lorraine, Stanislaw Leszczynski, at Lunéville.
Her first marriage, in 1743, was disastrous and was annulled after two years. The Duke of Lorraine had personally paid her dowry, a huge sum, so that she could marry well, but her husband used the dowry to pay off his debts, then used the rest to buy a hotel. There he held wild parties and entertained disreputable characters. After her husband contracted a communicable disease as a result of his lifestyle, she was able to obtain an annulment but she retained her husband's name.
In 1746 she left France to become a governess in London.[3] She was the author of Beauty and the Beast and Other Classic French Fairy Tales. After a successful publishing career in England, she remarried, bore many children, and left England to live the rest of her life in Savoy.
Her first work, the moralistic novel The Triumph of Truth (Le Triomphe de la vérité) was published in 1748. She continued her literary career by publishing many school books. She then began to publish collections she called "magazines" of educational and moral stories and poems for children. She was one of the first to write fairy tales for children. J., The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm. She also wrote other based on traditional fairy tale themes.
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  • Posted December 8, 2013

    This rendition of the classic fairy tale is based on the origina

    This rendition of the classic fairy tale is based on the original eighteenth century version. No Disney elements are found here. This original version was written and distributed widely in France to protest the marriage system of the day in which women had no right to choose or refuse a mate. The original version was a full length novel written for adults, which was later shortened.

    At the beginning of the tale, the reader meets a wealthy merchant who has six sons and six daughters. They live sumptuously and prosperously. Suddenly, disaster strikes. The merchant loses his home and possessions in a fire, and pirates sack his shipping business. The distraught family retreats to a poor life in a forest cottage, which is their only remaining possession. All his daughters complain with the exception of the youngest named Beauty who is determined to make their meager life a happy one. Then one day she asks her father for a favor. She longs to see one beautiful rose. The merchant sets off to find one and his journey takes him to a mysterious castle. He is left alone but treated lavishly. Suddenly an ugly beast appears. He promises to let the traveler return home if he will return with one of his daughters to live with him in the castle. The merchant reluctantly agrees.

    Beauty feels responsible for her father’s plight and volunteers to return with him to the castle of the Beast where they find unexpected surprises and treasures. When it comes time for the merchant to return home, both he and his daughter are distraught. Strange dreams bring about strange occurrences. What will happen to Beauty and the Beast? Remember, I told you that this is not a classic Disney fairytale.

    The illustrations are the original nineteenth century drawings by Walter Crane. They are extraordinarily detailed and magnificently colored. The reader will think herself transported to a museum. They add to the flavor of an authentic French period piece. As an adult, I enjoyed this rendition of the classic tale. I believe that tweens and teens will find this “grown-up” rendition of Beauty and the Beast a most appealing one. Available in nook and paperback versions.

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    Posted January 27, 2013

    Awesome

    Read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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