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Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor
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Beauty and The Beast

by Bayard Taylor

144 ratings, 22 reviews

In another classic Disney pillaging, we have the age-old fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, which was originally published in French to wide popularity. It features a wealthy merchant with three daughters, two of whom are little brats and one who is pure of heart, named Belle. The merchant loses all of his money in a storm at sea, and they are forced to live in poverty.

One day there is word that one of his ships has returned unscathed, so the merchant goes to town to see about his fortune, and asks his daughters what they want if they are again rich. The daughters want jewelry and dresses, but Belle would like a rose. There is in fact no money, and during his return the father gets lost in the forest and finds a magic castle. He picks a rose for Belle, and is cursed to remain there forever. And here's the horrible part: he decides that Belle should come and stay at the castle in his place! Most of us are familiar with the tale, but this part always gets me. Belle is only 14 years old! OK, she gets the prince in the end, but dad should have Child Protective Services called on him pronto.

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Lyric Birkley

July 08, 2014

This book is boring.Im just


Miffd Rym

February 23, 2014

Love it


Breena Kelly

January 21, 2014

It was good


Emma Crane

November 26, 2013

It was ok 👸


Selena Kattoula

October 20, 2013

I love both of them


Tyler Pentelow

October 12, 2013



Cassidy Brewer

September 29, 2013

I haven't read it yet but I've seen the movie


Jonel Pichardo

May 19, 2013



Vernissia Concord

March 21, 2013

I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good old classical Disney story or tale.


Stevie Walden

March 08, 2013

It is a good book however i found it hard to relate this to the actual movie which i thought it would be worked around, good though... Captivating


Kalista Newton

March 07, 2013

I didn't read It but I think I will like it


Alisha Scott

February 12, 2013

The first story is good but this isn't beauty and the beast


Samantha Lopez

January 16, 2013

Good book


Polly Kool

January 03, 2013

I have no idea why you moan over the Fairy tale. I found it quite magical even if this is not the first verson you have resd


Skylar Alvey

October 09, 2012

I love this pretty story how a beast falls in love with the beauty


Alaa Stalingrad

September 28, 2012

I have seen the movie .


Claire Ganzenmuller

August 17, 2012

I love this amazing magical farytail I love this book


Shirley Huang

May 20, 2012

Too short! Sorry I just hated it!


2 Pretty 4 U

May 14, 2012

I really don't like this book at all.I'm sorry,it just sucks big balls


Peeks Boo

May 04, 2012

Enjoyed this fairy tale.


Rachel Kappler

February 29, 2012

Err... This is NOT "Beauty and the Beast" in any version. I don't know why they called it that.


Nicole Cevallos

October 01, 2011