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Beauty and the Beast Tales from Around the World

Beauty and the Beast Tales from Around the World

  • Title: Beauty and the Beast Tales from Around the World
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  • ISBN : 9781469970448
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 830 pages


Beauty and the Beast is inarguably one of the most beloved if not the most beloved fairy tale in modern times While Cinderella is better known, Beauty and the Beast is most often voted the favorite among readers The tale has definite literary origins It was written by Madame Gabrielle Suzanne de Villeneuve in 1740 as a novella length book Villeneuve drew upon folklore Beauty and the Beast is inarguably one of the most beloved if not the most beloved fairy tale in modern times While Cinderella is better known, Beauty and the Beast is most often voted the favorite among readers The tale has definite literary origins It was written by Madame Gabrielle Suzanne de Villeneuve in 1740 as a novella length book Villeneuve drew upon folklore for her inspiration as well as other literary predecessors Her story was then adapted and rewritten by Madame Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1757 into the version we most easily recognize today The tale is part of a larger group of folktales Animal Bridegroom stories known in countless variations throughout Europe and Asia as well as Africa and the Americas Starting with the story of Cupid and Psyche from the second century A.D and continuing to modern times, Animal Bridegroom stories have warned and thrilled readers for at least two millennia This collection offers over 180 Animal Bridegroom tales from around the world Some of the tales are new translations, a few appearing for the first time in English Whether you are a student of folklore or an armchair enthusiast, this anthology offers a diverse array of tales with a unifying theme that both entertains and educates, all gathered for the first time in one impressive collection


Author Heidi Anne Heiner

Heidi Anne Heiner is the creator and keeper of one of the world s top folklore websites, the SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages at




Beauty and the Beast Tales from Around the World Reviews (7)

  • A solid thick collection of all sorts of animal bridegroom tales And some other Search for the Lost Husband tales.Opens with two translations of Cupid and Psyche , where he s just never seen And then two different translations of the original full blown Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle Suzanne Barb [..]

  • Are you excited thinking about 188 Beauty and the Beast and or animal bridegroom tales collected in over 800 pages If so, this is the book for you Are you a scholar of fairy tales and especially B B Again, this is a must have.I admit, I did not read every single tale probably like half I read the F [..]

  • 2015 Reading Challenge A Classic Romance, A Book Written By A Female Author, A Book More Than 100 Years OldBeauty and the Beast is my all time favorite fairytale, so to have all of these different versions from all over the world in one volume is pretty fantastic The racist stories are [..]

  • I loved it So many fascinating versions of beauty and the beast and i love the differences in each one. [..]

  • Definitely interesting to read the translations from the original French story, however it was somewhat tiresome to read almost the exact same story multiple times over. [..]

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