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Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

This is the first published version of Beauty and the Beast, written by the French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in the mid-18th century and translated by James Robinson Planché. It is a novel-length story intended for adult readers, addressing the issues of the marriage system of the day in which women had no right to choose their husband or to refuse to marry. There is also a wealth of rich back story as to how the Prince became cursed and revelations about Beauty's parentage, which fail to appear in subsequent versions of the now classic fairy tale.

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ISBN-13: 9781365793509
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 90
Sales rank: 593,598
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

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Beauty and the Beast 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for the first written version of this fairy tale look elsewhere. This is not the version by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.
18876111 More than 1 year ago
This is the original version of "Beauty and the Beast." At 16 pages it is really short. Despite the length, I was impressed with the story. It was beautifully written and I'm glad that I read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really fun to read!