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Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
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Beauty and the Beast

by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

39 ratings, 9 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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Sonia Birla

June 24, 2013

Very good book for kids. Pulls you in and makes you want to read more

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Qworst McQuakins

June 12, 2013

Hi

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Euhanna Nicolette Alvaran

June 04, 2013

Good story...

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Ivanna Vazquez

March 13, 2013

This book is amizing love i

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Miranda Tran

January 04, 2013

Good short story.

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Nicola Seymour

December 16, 2012

Ing it but in the end she did give the ipad back to me.

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Megan Pyle

August 12, 2012

Great fairy tale! (: very well written!

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Angel Reyna

April 22, 2012

Wat a good book :)

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Nancy Tran

April 07, 2012

Good book but it's just like the movie. Nothing different.